Museum Center seeks participants in annual History Day scholastic competition

Cleveland, Tenn. (November 5, 2013)— National History Day’s preliminary district competition for Southeast Tennessee will be held at the Museum Center at 5ive Points on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Educators who are interested in having students in grades 6-12 participate are asked to contact Southeast Regional Coordinator Joy Veenstra at jveenstra@museumcenter.org.

National History Day is a year-long curriculum enhancement program that engages students in the process of discovering and interpreting historical topics. Winners at the district level proceed to a state competition in April and, from there, to a national competition in June.

Participants in National History Day are encouraged to research primary sources to really dig into and get excited about a historic topic,” said Veenstra. “Then students are able to present their research to professional judges to show off what they know.”

“It is a privilege to host the district competition for History Day,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar. “The Museum Center is committed to being a resource for schools by offering a variety of learning opportunities, such as this.”

To find more information about National History Day, visit museumcenter.org/tnhistoryday. To get involved as a participant, sponsor, judge, or volunteer, please contact Joy Veenstra at jveenstra@museumcenter.org, or call 423-339-5745. 

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.

For further information call 423-339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.