More than 400 students from 30 area schools will participate this weekend in the annual National History Day Competition at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District, officials said.
The event has been held since 1989.
Students compete individually or as part of a small group in one of five history-focused categories, including documentaries, exhibits, historical papers, performances and websites, according to a news release.
This year’s theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”
The top three in each age group quality for the state competition May 10-11 at Carlisle High School with a chance to advance to the national contest in June at the University of Maryland.
There are two divisions.
The junior division is grades 6-8 and will compete Saturday with the senior division of grades 9-12 competing on Sunday.
The public can view the projects at 1 p.m. both days.