History Day LA

History Day LA is an annual competition for students in grades 4-12 in LA County. They select a historical topic related to an annual theme and conduct extensive research in libraries, archives, and museums. They then present their conclusions and evidence through papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, or websites.


Saturday, March 2, 2024

LOCATION: San Gabriel High School, 801 South Ramona Street, San Gabriel, CA

We plan to host the 2024 History Day LA contest as a live, in-person event. Registration is now open. Please check back for further developments and details.


Want your students to love History? Then History Day LA is the program for you!

What is History Day, you ask? Each year more than half a million students just like you participate across the nation.

This archived webinar led by Whitney Olson, CA/HD Co-Coordinator provides tips and tools for utilizing History Day for implementing the HSS Framework and working in a virtual environment

Historical papers will no longer compete at History Day LA.  Instead, papers must be directly submitted to the state contest by the teacher.  Learn more here: https://www.nhdca.org/historical-paper-contest/


For more information please contact:

James Keipp
History Day L.A. Coordinator

Michelle Herczog, Ed.D.
Coordinator III, History-Social Science
Los Angeles County Office of Education