Monday, March 20, 2017

Local High School & Middle School Students to ‘Take a Stand’ at Hartford History Day Contest: March 25 at Capital Community College

***Results Now Available***

Hartford – Nearly 300 Hartford-area middle and high school students will participate in the annual Hartford Regional History Day Contest set to take place at Capital Community College on Saturday, March 25. Volunteer judges will assess original student exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites and papers and send the top three projects from each category to the State History Day Contest where they will compete against winners from the state’s five other regional contests. The public and media are invited to attend the competition and view student projects between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. At 12:45 p.m. Tammy Denease will provide a living history performance for attendees as she portrays the life of African-American aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman. An Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 1:45 p.m. – State Representative Edwin Vargas will be on hand to honor student winners.
Students representing towns and cities in the Hartford area will be participating in the March 25th contest. A list of participating towns can be found here (scroll down to Hartford).
Participants will begin presenting to teams of judges at 9:30 a.m. Signage will be displayed within the school’s halls, directing attendees where to go for particular contests. The teams of judges – consisting of local educators, historians and history lovers – will review the projects and choose the top three in each category. More information about the day’s events, including the schedule, can be found here at the program’s website. Financial support for the Hartford Regional Contest is provided by Connecticut Humanities.
Students, who have now spent months developing their projects, based their entries on this year’s National History Day® theme, Taking a Stand in History.  Participants work alone or in groups and enter their project into one of five History Day categories: exhibits, documentaries, website, paper, and performance. The State History Day Contest is scheduled to take place at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Saturday, April 29.
Results from the Hartford Regional Contest will be posted to the Connecticut History Day website, www.historydayct.org, on Monday, March 27. For more information on the contest and the program, contact CHD State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860.522.6766 ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.
Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day (NHD)®.  It is led by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Explored Magazine, and ConnecticutHistory.org.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

300 Fairfield County Students to ‘Take a Stand’ at History Day Contest: Saturday, March 18 at Sacred Heart University

***Results Now Available***

Fairfield – Nearly 300 middle and high school students will participate in the annual Fairfield Regional History Day Contest set to take place at Sacred Heart University on Saturday, March 18. Volunteer judges will assess original student exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites and papers and send the top three projects from each category to the State History Day Contest where they will compete against winners from the state’s five other regional contests. The public and media are invited to attend the competition and view student projects between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. An Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2:45 p.m., where the Coastal Chordsmen will be on hand to perform before students are honored with awards and prizes. State Representative Laura Devlin will be on hand to honor winning students.

Students representing towns and cities in the Fairfield area will be participating in March 18th contest. A list of towns being represented at this contest can be seen here.

Participants will begin presenting to teams of judges at 9:30 a.m. Signage will be displayed around the campus, directing attendees where to go for particular contests. The teams of judges – consisting of local educators, historians and history lovers – will review the projects and choose the top three in each category. The contest is being coordinated with the assistance of Sacred Heart University’s Department of History and Department of Communication and Media Arts. Financial support for the Fairfield contest has been provided by the National Veterans Service Fund and the Retired Teachers of Fairfield County.

Students, who have now spent months developing their projects, based their entries on this year’s National History Day® theme, Taking a Stand in History.  Participants work alone or in groups and enter their project into one of five History Day categories: exhibits, documentaries, website, paper, and performance. The State History Day Contest is scheduled to take place at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Saturday, April 29.

Results from the Fairfield Regional Contest will be posted to the Connecticut History Day website, www.historydayct.org, on Monday, March 20. For more information on the contest and the program, contact CHD State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860.522.6766 ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day (NHD)®.  It is led by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Explored Magazine, and ConnecticutHistory.org.  

Monday, March 6, 2017

300 Students to "Take a Stand" at Annual Torrington History Day Regional Contest: Saturday, March 11 at Torrington High School

***Results Now Available***


Torrington – Nearly 300 middle and high school students will participate in the annual Torrington Regional History Day Contest set to take place at Torrington High School on Saturday, March 11. Volunteer judges will assess original student exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites and papers and send the top three projects from each category to the State History Day Contest where they will compete against winners from the state’s five other regional contests. The public and media are invited to attend the competition and view student projects between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. An Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. State Senator Kevin Witkos and State Representative Michelle Cook will be on hand to present students with awards and prizes.

Students representing towns and cities in the Torrington area will be participating in the March 11th contest. A list of participating towns can be found here.

Participants will begin presenting to teams of judges at 9:30 a.m. Signage will be displayed around the school, directing attendees where to go for particular contests. The teams of judges – consisting of local educators, historians and history lovers – will review the projects and choose the top three in each category. More information about the day’s events, including the schedule, can be found here at the program’s website.

Students, who have now spent months developing their projects, based their entries on this year’s National History Day® theme, Taking a Stand in History.  Participants work alone or in groups and enter their project into one of five History Day categories: exhibits, documentaries, website, paper, and performance. The State History Day Contest is scheduled to take place at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Saturday, April 29.The Torrington Regional Contest is supported by the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. Financial support is provided by the Northwestern Connecticut Community Foundation.

Results from the Torrington Regional Contest will be posted to the Connecticut History Day website, www.historydayct.org, on Monday, March 13. For more information on the contest and the program, contact CHD State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860.522.6766 ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day (NHD)®.  It is led by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Explored Magazine, and ConnecticutHistory.org.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Connecticut’s Old State House Announces Spring 2017 Installments of Conversations at Noon

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For Immediate Release
March 1, 2017
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov

Hartford – Connecticut’s Old State House in downtown Hartford has announced the next three installments of its popular and free lunchtime lecture series Conversations at Noon. Conversations at Noon is a monthly, hour-long program that is open to the public thanks to the support of Connecticut Humanities. Each program begins with a featured speaker that discusses a historical or civic-related theme and culminates with a panel discussion moderated by the Connecticut Network’s (CT-N) award-winning journalist Diane Smith. The March, April and May installments are as follows:

A Conversation with Retired Supreme Court Justice Peter T. Zarella
Tuesday, March 21 at noon
Peter T. Zarella served on the Connecticut Supreme Court for nearly 16 years until his retirement from the bench in December. During Zarella’s time on the state’s highest court, cases came before him that have shaped our modern society including the death penalty, gay marriage and eminent domain. On Tuesday, March 21 he’ll reflect on his experiences and decisions while serving on the Supreme Court when he sits down for a one-on-one conversation with CT-N’ s Diane Smith. 
  
Play Ball: America’s Favorite Pastime in Hartford
Tuesday, April 11 at noon 
Celebrate baseball’s return to Hartford on Tuesday, April 11 as Dr. Warren Goldstein, author of Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball, discusses the surprisingly modern culture of early professional baseball and Hartford’s history with America’s favorite pastime. Following Dr. Goldstein’s talk, the General Manager of the Hartford Yard Goats Tim Restall and Play-by-Play Announcer for UConn, NBC Connecticut Sports Anchor and host of Joe D and Gresh on WTIC-1080 Joe D’Ambrosio will step up to the plate to talk baseball today.

Lest They Perish: Refugee Resettlement in Connecticut
Tuesday, May 23 at noon
The debate about opening American doors to those fleeing war is nothing new. World War I was particularly traumatic for communities across the Middle East who, in addition to the human toll of the conflict, experienced widespread displacement due to forced relocation, mass migration, and targeted massacres. On Tuesday, May 23 join Yale Scholar Amy Fallas-Kerr as she highlights American efforts to alleviate these humanitarian crises and reviews the first large-scale philanthropic project in response to the plight of Armenians, Syrians and Greeks from 1915-1930. Following her talk, Fallas-Kerr will be joined by Homa Naficy from the Hartford Public Library for a discussion on the ongoing national debate and Connecticut’s efforts regarding refugees and immigration.

 
Located in historic downtown Hartford, Connecticut’s Old State House served as a seat of government for the Constitution State from 1796 to 1878. The museum is currently operating on its Regular Schedule: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Old State House Shop, located near the Food Court in State House Square, provides visitors an opportunity to purchase Connecticut, Hartford and Old State House-themed gifts, products and apparel. For more information on admission prices, school programs, upcoming events and parking discounts nearby follow Connecticut's Old State House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit the museum's website at www.ctoldstatehouse.org.


 

Monday, February 27, 2017

200 Students to "Take a Stand" at Annual Mansfield History Day Regional Contest: Saturday, March 4 at Mansfield Middle School - RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE


***Results Now Available***

Mansfield, CT – Nearly 200 middle and high school students will participate in the annual Mansfield Regional History Day Contest set to take place at Mansfield Middle School on Saturday, March 4. Volunteer judges will assess original student exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites and papers and send the top three projects from each category to the State History Day Contest where they will compete against winners from the state’s five other regional contests. The public and media are invited to attend the competition and view student projects between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. An Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. State Senator Mae Flexer will be on hand to assist with presenting awards and prizes.
Students representing towns and cities in the Mansfield area will be participating in the March 4th contest. A list of participating towns can be found here, under the "Mansfield" category. Participants will begin presenting to teams of judges at 9:30 a.m. Signage will be displayed around the school, directing attendees where to go for particular contests. The teams of judges – consisting of local educators, historians and history lovers – will review the projects and choose the top three in each category. More information about the day’s events, including the schedule, can be found here at the program’s website.
Students, who have now spent months developing their projects, based their entries on this year’s National History Day® theme, Taking a Stand in History.  Participants work alone or in groups and enter their project into one of five History Day categories: exhibits, documentaries, website, paper, and performance. The State History Day Contest is scheduled to take place at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Saturday, April 29.
Results from the Mansfield Regional Contest will be posted to the Connecticut History Day website, www.historydayct.org, on Monday, March 6. For more information on the contest and the program, contact CHD State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860.522.6766 ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.
Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day (NHD)®.  It is led by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Explored Magazine, and ConnecticutHistory.org.  

250 New Haven-Area Students to ‘Take a Stand’ at Annual History Day Contest: Saturday, March 4 at SCSU - RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE

***Results Now Available****

New Haven Contest Schedule

New Haven – Nearly 250 New Haven area middle and high school students will participate in the annual New Haven Regional History Day Contest set to take place at Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday, March 4. Volunteer judges will assess original student exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites and papers and send the top three projects from each category to the State History Day Contest where they will compete against winners from the state’s five other regional contests. The public and media are invited to attend the competition and view student projects between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. An Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. in Engleman Hall on the SCSU campus. State Representative Roland Lemar will be on hand to honor winning students.

Students representing towns and cities in the New Haven area will be participating in the March 4th contest. A list of towns being represented at the New Haven Contest can be found here under the "New Haven" category. Participants will begin presenting to teams of judges at 9:30 a.m. Signage will be displayed on campus, directing attendees where to go for particular contests. The teams of judges – consisting of local educators, historians and history lovers – will review the projects and choose the top three in each category. More information about the day’s events, including the schedule, can be found here at the program’s website.

Students, who have now spent months developing their projects, based their entries on this year’s National History Day® theme, Taking a Stand in History. Participants work alone or in groups and enter their project into one of five History Day categories: exhibits, documentaries, website, paper, and performance. The State History Day Contest is scheduled to take place at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Saturday, April 29.The New Haven contest is being coordinated by the Southern Connecticut State University History Department and the New Haven Museum.

Results from the New Haven Regional Contest will be posted to the Connecticut History Day website, www.historydayct.org, on Monday, March 6. For more information on the contest and the program, contact CHD State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860.522.6766 ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day (NHD)®.  It is led by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Explored Magazine, and ConnecticutHistory.org.  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Local Students ‘Take a Stand’ at Manchester History Day Contest: Feb. 25 at Manchester High School - RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE

***Results Now Available***

Manchester – Nearly 200 middle and high school students will participate in the annual Manchester Regional History Day Contest set to take place at Manchester High School on Saturday, February 25. Volunteer judges will assess original student exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites and papers and send the top three projects from each category to the State History Day Contest where they will compete against winners from the state’s five other regional contests. The public and media are invited to attend the competition and view student projects between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. At 1 p.m. Kandie Carle, aka “The Victorian Lady,” will provide a living history performance for attendees as she depicts life during the 1890s.  An Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. where State Representatives Jeff Currey and Mark Tweedie will honor winning students.
Students representing towns and cities in the Manchester area will be participating in the February 25th contest. Participants will begin presenting to teams of judges at 9 a.m. Signage will be displayed around the school, directing attendees where to go for particular contests. The teams of judges – consisting of local educators, historians and history lovers – will review the projects and choose the top three in each category. More information about the day’s events, including the schedule, can be found here at the program’s website. Financial support for the Manchester Regional Contest is provided by Connecticut Humanities.
Towns being represented at the Manchester History Day Regional Contest can be found here.
Students, who have now spent months developing their projects, based their entries on this year’s National History Day® theme, Taking a Stand in History.  Participants work alone or in groups and enter their project into one of five History Day categories: exhibits, documentaries, website, paper, and performance. The State History Day Contest is scheduled to take place at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Saturday, April 29.
Results from the Manchester Regional Contest will be posted to the Connecticut History Day website, www.historydayct.org, on Monday, February 27. For more information on the contest and the program, contact CHD State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860.522.6766 ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.
Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day (NHD)®.  It is led by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Explored Magazine, and ConnecticutHistory.org.