St. Mary’s County History Day

Registration is now open for St. Mary’s County History Day, hosted by Historic Sotterley in partnerships with St. Mary’s Public Library and Maryland Humanities. St. Mary’s County History Day is a district-level contest that is part of National History Day. The goal is for students to practice in-depth academic research and create unique projects about each year’s theme in one of five categories: paper, exhibit, documentary, website, or performance. It is a chance for students to develop critical skills that they will use throughout their schooling and careers.

This year’s theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. Students must register on our History Day website with a teacher or parent and have until February 27th to submit their projects. The winner of St. Mary’s County History Day advances to the state-level contest and will have the opportunity to move on to National History Day.

Additional information and resources can be found on our History Day website and on

Students can register at!