Congratulations to all the students and teachers who took part in National Capital History Day 2015 — it was a fantastic day of learning, discussion and all kinds of history.
The River Building at Carleton University was humming all day with student presentations as judges interviewed the student historians about their projects in Essay, Exhibit, Drama, Documentary and Website.
There were also 12 workshops and tours for students and teachers on topics as diverse as as music history, journalism, art history and what it’s like to study history at university.
And when students weren’t in interviews or taking in workshops, they were browsing our Hall of History, which featured more than 20 exhibitors representing museums, reenacting groups, history publications, historical societies, libraries, historic sites and many departments at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
And everyone enjoyed our keynote address by author, journalist and speechwriter Arthur Milnes, who offered some interesting thoughts about leadership and legacy in history — along with a dose of good humour!
All in all, it was — as our Master of Ceremonies, Greg Wysysnki, said — a great day of learning in a great place of learning. NCHD organizers would like to thank Carleton University for helping us make the day run as smoothly as possible and all the students, teachers, workshop leaders, Hall of History exhibitors and judges for making the day such a memorable success.