As many of you know, Connecticut's Old State House has temporarily closed. As the General Assembly continues to work with the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection to transition the Old State House to DEEP's stewardship, the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) stands ready--if called upon--to help shepherd yet another new era for the building.
Regardless of the outcome, CPAN's educational focus and commitment to civic engagement remains unchanged and our organization will forge ahead with projects--including Connecticut History Day--in the same spirit that had become synonymous with Connecticut's Old State House.
Right now, we are in the process of moving our offices to CPAN's Oak Street location. Updated contact information will be sent out as soon as possible. We know that the road ahead may have some bumps--especially sine CHD's major funder, Connecticut Humanities--was significantly impacted by the state budget. What remains unchanged is CPAN's deep commitment to Connecticut History Day and we look forward to planning for the year ahead.
With your support, we can continue to provide a meaningful and fun Connecticut History Day experience for everyone. Very soon, we will be able to let you know how you can help support this important program with donations and creative ideas for the future. Please contact the State Coordinator at 860.246. 1553 ext. 125 to find out how YOU can help!
Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national, and world history.
After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews.
Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history, and create final projects that demonstrate their work.
These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them.
Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program.
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Connecticut History Day is led by Connecticut's Old State House, with support from the Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities' ConnecticutHistory.org website. Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.