A big event, National History Day, is just around the corner
UW-Green Bay will host our region’s National History Day competition for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday, April 9, with a record 400 high school and middle school students expected to take part. This year’s theme is “Debate and Diplomacy in History.” UW-Green Bay archivist Debra Anderson, who is the National History Day regional coordinator, says the program encourages students to dive into research by using original sources, some at the Cofrin Library. More than 225 student projects explore topics ranging from the Wisconsin Constitution to Door County cherry farmers to the great Butter vs. Oleo War of the 1950s… and national issues such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, school prayer, women’s suffrage, death penalty, and the 1980 Olympic boycott. The public is invited to watch performances and documentaries, as well as view exhibits and websites, with activities at both the Kress Events Center and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Read the detailed news release.