National History Day


National History Day is an annual academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12 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 2022 National History Day Regional Contest for Bucks and Montgomery County will be held virtually. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 18, 2022.

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 2022 Pennsylvania State Contest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2022

Top entries from the Pennsylvania State Contest are invited to compete on the national level. The 2022 National Contest will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2022.

For questions or more information, please contact

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


Berger Family Foundation






In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
Rollo's Fact 4

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