Support Mass History Day!

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            You can help support MHD by judging and/or by donating special prizes or making a tax-deductible donation!


Tax-Deductible Donations 

Like any organization, Massachusetts History Day has some associated costs, and we depend on the generosity of our community to help us.  We do our best to subsidize the travel costs of students who participate in upper-level competitions, so that no student is deprived of this valuable experience because their family cannot afford to pay.  We also incur annual operating costs renting space for competitions, printing programs and certificates, as well as providing award medals and other incentives to our talented students. 

We need your help!  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to ensure that History Day can continue to provide this opportunity for students in years to come.  We also have corporate sponsorship opportunities available, so please keep us in mind if you know of businesses that are looking for ways to make a difference for local students.  Massachusetts History Day would not be possible without the generous support of parents and friends like you.

Click HERE to download the donation form for your tax-deductible donation, or copy and paste the link below into your browser:

Special Prizes Needed! 

Since 2012, MHD has been generously co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society.  But many wonderful organizations, institutions museums and even families also generously support MHD by supplying judges or donating special prizes.  

Prizes can be monetary, a certificate, a book, a t-shirt, a gift certificate to your museum store, some admission passes, etc.  Prizes can be made in a loved one’s memory.  We will work with you to select appropriate criteria that reflects your organization or interest, for example:

  • Best Use of Periodicals
  • Best Use of Primary Sources
  • Best Use of Maps
  • Best Project on Women’s/Gender History
  • Best Project on Local History
  • Best Project on Military History
  • Best Project on Maritime History
  • Best Project on Industrial History
  • Best Project on Immigration History

 We would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

  • AHL Worcester Sharks
  • American Antiquarian Society
  • American Textile History Museum
  • Central Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies
  • Clara Barton Birthplace Museum
  • Concord Museum
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Essex National Heritage Area Commission
  • Fruitlands Museum
  • Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies
  • Massachusetts Geographic Alliance
  • Massachusetts Historical Society (*MHD sponsor*)
  • Merrimack Valley Council for the Social Studies
  • Museum of Russian Icons
  • National Archives and Records Administration of Waltham, MA
  • National Maritime Historical Society
  • New England History Teachers Association
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Rand McNally Educational Publications
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
  • Tsongas Industrial History Center
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Willard House & Clock Museum
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Worcester Historical Museum   

If you are interested in donating a special prize or supporting Massachusetts History Day, please contact MHD State Coordinator Kate Melchior for more information.

Help us recognize and reward the students’ hard work!