The Historic Preservation Agency sponsors five regional history fairs each school year that culminate in the Illinois History Expo in May.  Students can write papers, create exhibits, perform a skit or create a website focusing on any part of Illinois history.  They can also compete for National History Day qualification.

 

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1. NORTHERN REGION

February 28, 2015
 
Northern Illinois University
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
External Programming
Monat Bldg., 148 North 3rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2895
 
Coordinator:
Anne Petty Johnson
815/753-5200
 
Registration Deadline:
December 5, 2014

Research Papers and Website Deadline: January 9, 2015

2. WESTERN REGION

March 21, 2015
 
Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency
313 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701
 
Coordinator:
Pete Harbison
217/782-2981
 
Registration, Research Paper, and Website Deadline: 
February 7, 2015

 

 

3. SOUTHERN REGION

March 28, 2015
  
Southern Illinois University
Department of History
Faner Hall
Carbondale, IL 62901 
 
Coordinator:
Jonathan Wiesen
618/453-3380
 
Registration, research
papers, and website deadline:
 
February 27, 2015.

4. EASTERN REGION

March 28, 2015
  
Eastern Illinois University
Early Childhood, Elementary
and Middle Level Education
Department
Rm. 2217, Buzzard Bldg.
Charleston, IL 61920
 
Coordinator:
Dawn M. Paulson
217/581-7907
 
Registration, research
papers, and website deadline:
 
February 27, 2015.

5. CHICAGO METRO

The Chicago Metro History Education Center
Newberry Library
60 West Walton
Chicago IL 60610
 

Contact:
info@chicagohistoryfair.org

312/255-3661

Registration and competitions vary. Visit the Chicago Metro History Education Center website for details.

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