Enter This Contest and Be a Part of History
Erica Pastore | March 30, 2010
Libraries and students are eligible for a new contest! HISTORY, joined by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, invites libraries and students across the United States to flex their creative muscles and share their passion for American history by participating in HISTORY’s “America: The Story of Us” contests.
For libraries (PDF), the contest entails creating a special exhibit or media project about American history that will strengthen their communities’ interest in American history. Students (PDF) are asked to create a short video based on any topic related to American history and are encouraged to use the resources of local libraries, historical societies, and archives for information on their own local history or on the American history topic that interests them most. Libraries and students interested in participating in the contest can obtain more detailed information on the contest at HISTORY’s website.
“These contests are exciting opportunities to promote learning about American history and explore our nation’s diverse heritage,” said Marsha Semmel, Acting Director of IMLS. “We are delighted that HISTORY is reaching out to the nation’s libraries to encourage a community dialogue about America’s past."
Erica Pastore is Program Analyst for the Office of Policy, Planning, Research & Communication at the Institute of Museum and Library Services .