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National History ClubTM

by Will Fitzhugh
The Concord Review

We are happy to announce the formation of a new national organization to encourage the reading, discussion and writing of history among secondary students and their teachers.

The National History Club will offer a clearinghouse for information about the activities of its member chapters around the country, sharing ideas and experiences which promote an interest in history, both foreign and domestic, ancient and modern.

A few high schools and many colleges have history clubs, some active and some not. Our goal is to help those clubs at the secondary level to learn about each other and to share ideas, and even activities, where possible.

As with any national organization of this kind, it will take a while to build, but as the number of chapters grows, not only will the newsletter be more interesting, but it will also be possible to think about ways in which member chapters can meet, perhaps conduct colloquia and competitions, and otherwise build on the historical interests of their members.

Membership Procedures

There is no fee for a local high school History Club chapter to be granted a charter by the National History Club.

High School History Clubs which join the NHC may be of several different kinds. Some may already be established. Others may be newly formed. Some will emphasize local history and site visits, others may focus on reading history books together and writing long serious history papers, others will want to put their time into History Day projects of various kinds. Some may pursue all of these and perhaps others.

Our goal is to encourage all high school students and teachers who are interested in the reading, discussion and writing of history.

We will provide a newsletter twice a year sharing information about club activities in member schools around the country. There will be a 25% discount on subscriptions to The Concord Review for club members. As time goes by and the membership grows, it should be possible to organize regional and national conferences and other programs to promote interest in history at the high school level.

We ask that high schools applying for a charter enroll ten members and a faculty advisor and then send a letter, with the names and addresses of the members and the advisor, requesting to become a chapter of the National History Club.

730 Boston Post Road, Suite 24, Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776 800-331-5007

Will Fitzhugh
The Concord Review
National History Club
730 Boston Post Road, Suite 24
Sudbury, MA 01776 USA
(800) 331-5007