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FSU to Host Western Maryland History Day

Frostburg State University will host Western Maryland History Day for Allegany and Garrett County middle and high school students Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lewis J. Ort Library on the FSU campus.

Through a variety of techniques including original documentaries, museum-type exhibits, dramatic performances and papers, young historians from Fort Hill High and Southern High schools will present projects based on the theme "Frontiers in History."

FSU is the Western Maryland coordinator for the state History Day program. Throughout the state, more than three thousand middle and high school students will be participating in regional History Day events sponsored by Columbia Gas of Maryland and the Maryland Humanities Council.

Finalists from the Western Maryland History Day will become eligible to enter the Maryland History Day 2001 competition scheduled for April 28 at the University of Baltimore. Maryland's History Day program is part of the National History Day network which seeks to reform the teaching and learning of history in the secondary schools. National History Day, headquartered at the University of Maryland, College Park, draws more than half a million participants and teachers from 49 states annually.

The event is free and open to the public. In case of snow, History Day will be held April 7.

For information, contact Nicholas Clulee, FSU Department of History, 301-687-4428.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589