Sac History Happenings

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March 14, 2013
Congratulations to the Sacramento County History Day qualifiers

AOC_History_108a.JPGNational History Day is a year-long competition in the area of historical research, writing and analysis (sort of history's equivalent of a science fair for primary and secondary school students around the country). Contestants who qualify at the regional level go on to compete at state gatherings where winners are chosen for the national competition.

This year's NHD theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events." Students choose a related event from local, state, national or world history and present their research in one of six formats: 2-D display, documentary video, exhibit, paper, performance or website.

The first leg of the 2013 competition, Sacramento County History Day, was completed last Saturday at Inderkum High School. Regional entries ranged from Joan of Arc to Rosie the Riveter, from the Renaissance to Sputnik. Students who qualified at this level earned the opportunity to attend California History Day, scheduled for April 26-28 at Sacramento's Red Lion/Woodlake Hotel.

Congratulations to all the students who participated in Sacramento History Day.

Complete list of the 2013 Sacramento County History Day Qualifiers

PHOTO CREDIT: Forrest Jensen of Toby Johnson Middle School plays President Harry Truman in a skit called "The Tragedy and Triumph of the Atomic Bomb" at the 25th Annual Sacramento County History Day. 2007 Sacramento Bee photograph by Autumn Payne

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About Sac History Happenings

California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

Send tips concerning upcoming exhibits, tours, lectures and meetings, as well as new books, magazine articles and online collections to the blog's contributors.

The Contributors:

Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at mdolgushkin@library.ca.gov.

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham is a Certified Archivist working in the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library. She earned a BS in History from Southern Oregon University and a MS in Information Studies with an emphasis in archives from The University of Texas at Austin. Contact her at agraham@saclibrary.org.

Pete basofin

Pete Basofin is Director of Editorial Research at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at The St. Petersburg Times and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Contact him at pbasofin@sacbee.com.

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