History Day

Region 4 History Day at Youngstown State University

Celebrating 50 years

Founded in Cleveland in 1974, National History Day is a project-based learning experience for students in grades 6-12 that builds college and career skills for the 21st century by making the historical past relevant to the present and the future. Youngstown State University has hosted the Region 4 History Day since 1975. Students from Ashtabula, Geauga, Mahoning, Portage, and Trumbull Counties participate by writing papers or creating exhibits, websites, performances, or documentaries based on the yearly theme.

Contest Dates

Region 4 History Day: Saturday, March, 23rd

Ohio History Day State Contest: Saturday, April, 20th

National Contest: June 9th-13th

2024 Theme:

Turning Points In History

Resource Documents

2024 Theme Book

Ohio Topic List

2024 Theme Sheet

Steel Museum Resources

Susan Lowery

Reference Archivist, Ohio History Connection

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

151 W. Wood St

Youngstown, OH


 (330) 941-1433

To register or learn more about Region 4 History Day

For questions or general information, contact:

Alexandra Eveleth, Ohio History Day State Coordinator

Ohio History Connection



Dr. David Simonelli, Region 4 Coordinator

Youngstown State University

History Program, DeBartolo Hall, Rm 533