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National History Day in Idaho Judge (3/8/21-3/13/21)

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State of Idaho Historical Society


You can help Idaho students learn, grow, and succeed!

Now more than ever, National History Day (NHD) needs your support. Despite school closures and virtual learning, students have remained steadfast in their dedication to their NHD project. Students rely on the feedback provided by judges to improve and strengthen their projects before moving onto the next level of competition. This is your opportunity to support your local community, while also making a difference in the lives of Idaho students.

All regional, state, and national contests will be held virtually. Virtual contests will take place over the course of a week. Judges will use the NHD online judging portal. During each contest week:

  • Monday Evening: Virtual Judges’ Orientation and Training
  • Tuesday through Friday: Review Student Projects
  • Saturday Morning: Final Judge Team Meeting

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About State of Idaho Historical Society


2205 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712, US

Mission Statement

MISSION: Idaho State Historical Society preserves and promotes Idaho’s cultural heritage. VISION: Our vision is to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving, sharing, and using history and cultural resources relevant to today to inform and influence the future. VALUES:Customer Service. Stewardship. Education. Professionalism


The Idaho State Historical Society is a trusted guide through the state’s history and how it has shaped every aspect of our lives - our land, our communities, our government and our people. Created in 1881 and established as a state agency in 1907, the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Museum, Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, Old Idaho Penitentiary and Historic Sites Program.

ISHS Preserves and provides access to irreplaceable state owned historic collections including 50,000 artifacts, 500,000 photos, 40,000 maps and architectural drawings, 60 historic buildings, and 20,000 archeological items.

ISHS benefits Idahoans though key programs including Capitol curation and exhibition; records management through the State Archives, operation of cultural facilities of the state including the Idaho State Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary, and management of the programs under the National Historic Preservation Act, including the National Register of Historic Places Programs.

The Idaho State Historical Society serves over 110,000 people each year through educational programs, inspiring exhibitions, fun events, genealogy and family history, research use, and technical assistance. Annually, over 15,000 school- aged children benefit from ISHS programs and visits.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Mon Mar 08, 2021 - Sat Mar 13, 2021


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • History
  • Research




  • Must be at least 18
  • Like an in-person contest, virtual judging can take an estimated six to eight hours per contest. This time commitment can be broken up over the course of the contest week.
  • In order to participate virtually, judges will need consistent access to a laptop, desktop, or tablet with a stable internet connection.

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