The History Day in Arkansas Program is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and The National Endowment for the Humanities. It is also sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Association of College History Teachers. It involves collaboration between teachers, students, historians in colleges and universities, and other museums, historical societies and archives.
This program engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, interactive web sites, and research papers based on research related to an annual theme. These projects are then evaluated at local, state, and national competitions.