Important Dates & Times

Friday January 17, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. 

With nearly 12,000 students, Southeast is an ideal size to take advantage of critical learning and extracurricular opportunities. Internships and experiential learning are available in 100 percent of majors. Study-abroad opportunities range from two-week to academic year study in a variety of countries.

Overlooking Mark Twain's mighty Mississippi River, Southeast is the kind of place people imagine when they think of college. The beautiful campus is an eclectic mix of old and new. Classic limestone buildings blend harmoniously with contemporary structures. Located in Cape Girardeau, the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis, Southeast is a great place to live and learn in a college-friendly community. Students come from all over the United States and from more than 40 countries around the world.

National History Day Open House

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Southeast Missouri State University

University Center Ballrooms (4th Floor)


You are cordially invited to attend the History Day

open house!

  • Come view History Day exhibits, many of which focus on themes in local and regional history.

What is History Day?

  • National History Day is a program in which area students in grades 6-12 conduct present historical interpretations in a variety of formats.


  • Missouri District 9 includes 19 counties in Southeast Missouri; in 2018, over 400 students in grades 6-12 participated!

Questions? Contact: Dr. Courtney Kisat,


Parking passes available upon request


Tuesday March 19, 2019

  • Contest Check In: 3rd floor of UC
  • Set Up Starts: 7:30 AM in UC, CR, and Brandt
  • NHD judge training & team assignments: 8am-9am in UC Redhawks Room (coffee/tea & breakfast provided)
  • Judging Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Campus Activities for NHD Students: 9am-2:30pm; plan to take your students to play dodgeball at the Rec Center, enjoy a campus walking tour, or check out the view from the Academic Dome!
  • Exhibit Public Viewing Period: 12pm-1pm in UC
  • Awards Ceremony, 2:30-3:30pm in AC Auditorium





Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

Historical Quality (60%)

  • Historical accuracy
  • Historical context
  • Analysis and interpretation
  • Use of available primary sources
  • Wide research
  • Balanced research

Relation to Theme (20%)

  • Clearly relates to theme
  • Demonstrates significance of topic in history and draws conclusions

Clarity of Presentation (20%)

  • Presentation, written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized and articulate
  • Entry is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic



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