National Capital History Day brings together a diverse group of students — students who have always loved history and students who are just beginning to discover the discipline. Students just starting high school and students ready to head to college and university. For some, art history is their calling. For others, it’s archaeology. For still others it’s all about writing or research.
But one thing these students all have in common — and that was on display at National Capital History Day — is that they have a lot of support for their love of history. NCHD students received words of praise from Mayor Jim Watson, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston.
They were praised by keynote speaker Arthur Milnes, an award-winning journalist and best-selling author and historian. They were encouraged by multiple representatives of Carleton University, all our workshop leaders and every exhibitor in our Hall of History.
And our judges raved about the projects they evaluated and the students who laboured to research and assemble them.
For students who love history, there was an outpouring of support for their interest. And among those messages of support, were two memorable videos sent by strong advocates for the study of history. We think you’ll enjoy them now as much now as we did on National Capital History Day.