Joining THJHA is easy–and being a junior historian is fun!
THJHA clubs plan their own activities and schedules, with assistance from the THJHA program coordinator as needed. Some clubs meet monthly as an extracurricular activity. Others function as elective classes, enrichment programs, as part of a historic site’s junior docent program, or even as a school’s entire fourth grade. Clubs might focus on community service, leadership and civics, exploring primary sources, field trips, THJHA Annual Contest projects, or particular history themes. There are endless possibilities.
Each school year, club advisers must submit an online membership application, which you can find below.
Student membership benefits include:
- Copies of Tar Heel Junior Historian, a magazine published twice a year (up to 80 magazines per club)
- THJHA membership cards and stickers
- Opportunities to participate in the THJHA Annual Convention and annual THJHA history project contests, with the chance to have award-winning work displayed in the museum for a year
Adults who become THJHA advisers receive:
- Access to lesson plans and educational resources based on the magazine and other THJHA focuses
- THJHA Club Charter
- THJHA Adviser Newsletter published twice a year
- THJHA Adviser Handbook filled with ideas for club projects and other resources for exploring history