Each spring the North Carolina Museum of History hosts the THJHA Annual Convention. Hundreds of junior historians from across the state gather for a fun, interesting, and educational day of hands-on workshops and activities. The day also includes the announcement of the winners of THJHA Annual Contests and Awards.
Junior historians can participate in THJHA Annual Contests that include Artifact Search; Christopher Crittenden State History Quiz; Creative Writing; Exhibit & Visual Arts; THJH Magazine Article (two prompts); NC Historic Architecture Photography; and Video Documentary. Additional awards offered include Adviser of the Year; Chapter of the Year; Rookie Chapter of the Year; African American History; American Indian History; Genealogy; History in Action; Sports History; and Women’s History. Winners are showcased in the History in Every Direction: Tar Heel Junior Historian Discovery Gallery exhibit on the 3rd floor at the museum. Check out an example of last year’s winners in the video below!