National History Day


National History Day is an annual academic enrichment program for students in grades 7-12 that encourages thoughtful historical research, project-based learning and a dose of friendly competition, as individuals or as a group, in one of five distinct categories: papers, websites, documentary films,  performances, and exhibits. 

Coordinated by the staff of the Bucks County Historical Society that oversees the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, PA., this annual regional competition allows middle and high school students in Bucks and Montgomery County to take history beyond the classroom.

The 2021 National History Day Regional Contest for Bucks and Montgomery Counties will be held virtually. 

More the 400 students from Bucks and Montgomery Counties participate in the regional contest, and regional winners move on to their state-level competition. The 2021 Pennsylvania State Contest will be held virtually in May 2021. 

Top entries from the Pennsylvania State Contest are invited to compete on the national level. The 2021 National Contest will be held virtually in June 2021.

For questions or more information, please contact

The Bucks Mont Regional National History Day Contest is generously sponsored by: 



Berger Family Foundation
Alice and Bob Vernon

PA Department of Education
Lisa Kristin Soren


“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
Rollo's Fact 5

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