Family History Festival at Hingham Heritage Museum to feature Hingham High School History Day Finalists


Hingham High School students exhibit for National History Day

Hingham Historical Society and the Hingham High School Social Studies Department invite the community to Family History Day on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Hingham Heritage Museum at Old Derby. Hingham High School finalists for the 2019 National History Day competition will exhibit their work throughout the Hingham Heritage Museum and Children’s Author Cheryl Barnes will read and sign books in the Museum shop on the first floor.

Children’s Author Cheryl Barnes to read at the Hingham Heritage Museum on Saturday February 9, 2019

Hingham students participating in 2019 National History Day have prepared either documentaries, websites, exhibits, research papers or performances on the theme “Triumph and Tragedy” and have been selected by judges from the community to represent Hingham at the regional, state and national level. Guests are welcome to view their work at the Heritage Museum before they advance to regional competition. A detailed schedule will be available the day of the event but visitors can expect six ten minute documentaries – introduced by the film makers – in the 3rd Floor Gillis Reading Room, three individual performances in the Museum’s Kelly Gallery and over a dozen students presenting their exhibits, websites and research papers in the museum ballroom. Family History Day is open to the public and donations are welcome. For more information visit , follow us on Facebook: Hingham Historical Society or Instagram @hinghamheritagemuseum or call the Society at 781-749-7721.

The Hingham Historical Society, founded in 1914, is a member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and celebrating the history of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts. We offer educational programs, exhibits, and year-round activities for all those who seek to gain a deeper appreciation of our community’s and our nation’s history.

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019 10AM – 3PM

WHERE: Hingham Heritage Museum at Old Derby, 34 Main St., Downtown Hingham

PARKING: Limited Parking and an Accessible Entrance with elevator is available in the lot behind the Museum. Additional parking is available behind the Hingham Institution for Savings.

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