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The National History Day 2022 Contest Results Are…

A National History Day season for the history books! Arizona students stayed committed to their NHD projects despite facing an ever-changing NHD landscape! The theme for 2022 was Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences.  Congratulations to the 43 students from Arizona representing 28 entries that were promoted to the national contest. They […]

Juneteenth in Tucson

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, bringing word that the war had ended and the enslaved people of the Gulf Coast island were free. Celebrations of June 19th – known early on as “Emancipation Day” or “Jubilee Day,” and later, “Juneteenth” – began in Texas soon after, spreading to other communities […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY ARIZONA STUDENTS

NHDAZ 2022 is one for the history books! Students gracefully navigated an ever-changing school and NHD landscape and have a lot to show for it! Topics on this year’s theme, Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences ranged from equal rights struggles, local historical debates, conflict in the Middle East, and even ancient […]

Arizona Historical Society Announces Search for New Executive Director

The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) announces the departure of Executive Director W. James Burns after three years with the agency. Burns will assume the role of Executive Director of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West in the fall of 2021. Burns’ departure from AHS will be coordinated to ensure a smooth transition to new […]

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