Executive Director’s Message

From the Executive Director features news and reflections on the work of PHMC by its chief administrator.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission this year is pleased to assist in the coordination of the Commonwealth’s first statewide competition as part or the National History Day 1980 program. History Day encour­ages young people from grades 6-12 to explore a historical subject related to a theme and compete for awards by writing essays, creating displays or offering dramatic pre­sentations. This year’s theme, “The Individual in History.” will provide a provocative topic for students who will participate in district level competitions between the end of March and the end of April and then advance to the state competition to be held in the Harrisburg area on May 10 [1980]. The winners from all participating states will then meet in Washington, D.C. for National History Day from May 29-31 [1980].

The PHMC has always supported activities involving the young people of the state and encourages as many as pos­sible to participate in what we feel certain will be a re­warding and enriching experience. To discover how you or other members of your family can get involved, to identify the names of the district representatives in your area. or to gather further information regarding the program, please contact the Commission’s Division of History, Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120.

William J. Wewer
Executive Director