New York History Day is looking for historians, educators, and others to judge student projects at this year’s contest, which takes place Monday, April 23.

Each year, more than 450 students in grades 6-12 conduct extensive research on topics related to an annual theme and present their findings in historical papers, exhibits, documentaries, performances, and websites. The winners in Cooperstown will represent the state at National History Day in Washington, DC.

Orientation for judges begins at 7:30 a.m. at Fenimore Art Museum. Evaluation and discussion with your judging team occurs from approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and takes place at various locations throughout the village including Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum, The Clark Sports Center, The Otesaga Resort Hotel, and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

New York History Day will offer training, and free breakfast and lunch.

If you are interested in participating in New York History Day, email, call 607-547-1414, or visit

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