How to Create a Historical Exhibit
What is a Historical Exhibit?
Historical exhibition presents information about an event, person, place, or idea from the past by physically displaying documents, images, or objects. We often see such exhibits at museums, but they are also presented at many other places such as archives, historic sites, park visitor centers, classrooms, and even airports and train stations. For your National History Day project, you will tell the story of your research through historic photographs, maps, drawings and other interesting objects.
How is an Exhibit Different from Other Categories?
The exhibit category is three dimensional and is displayed on a physical structure. Exhibits use color, images, documents, objects, graphics, and design, as well as words, to tell your story. Exhibits can be interactive experiences by asking viewers to play music, solve a puzzle, look at a video, or open a door or window to see more documents or photos.
Check out an example of an exhibit entry above
This entry was created by Sharlyn Nelson of Norco, CA. Sharlyn took first place in the Senior Individual Exhibit category at the 2009 Kenneth E. Behring National Contest.
Purchase your exhibit board at the NHD SHOP