Maine History Project Fair

At HOME's Used Curriculum Sale & Expo!

We'll be celebrating Maine's 200th birthday as part of event activities during our 2020 Used Curriculum Sale & ExpoSome bicentennial themed activities have been planned, including a Famous Mainers Costume Parade and a Maine History Project Fair! 


What You Need to Know

How Can I Join the Costume Parade?

Simply research and choose a favorite Mainer, create your costume, and arrive in costume to join an informal "parade" of famous and frugal Mainers shopping the sale! A free gift is in store for all those dressed as a famous Mainer.


What is the HOME Maine History Project Fair?

• An opportunity for your child to dive deep into a Maine history topic of his or her choice

• An opportunity to learn research skills, including the use of primary and secondary sources

• An opportunity to show what your child has learned through the choice of several formats

• An opportunity for children to share their research with attendees at the 2020 HOME Used Curriculum Sale & Expo!


Where and when will it take place?

Work on your project throughout the year, and bring the completed project to the HOME Used Curriculum Sale & Expo on August 22, 2020 at the Augusta Armory.


Who can participate?

All K - 12 homeschooled students ages 6 and up are encouraged to take part! 


How do I register to participate?

You can register online by clicking the link at the bottom of this page or by using the mail-in form!

Pre-registrations are due by August 1.


What are the guidelines for participation? 

Print the document below for easy reference to the guidelines! 

HOME Maine History Fair Guidelines
Guidelines and project ideas included for all age groups and categories.
HOME Maine History Fair Guidlines.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 199.7 KB

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED in all categories! 


Sample Topics for Your Project

Choose a topic of Maine history within the time period of 1820 - 2020! 


Maine History Online


Resources for Your Project


Maine200 - The official website for the Maine Bicentennial Commission


Classroom resources available for Maine Statehood Day


Secretary of State Kids' Page


Maine Memory Network - A project of the Maine Historical Society providing access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 270 organizations from across Maine


My Maine Stories - A participatory storytelling forum for sharing recollections about Maine


Maine History Online - Tells the stories of Maine and its people through essays, exhibits, historical images, documents, and objects drawn from Maine Memory Network and its more than 200 contributing organizations across the state.


Maine Archives and Museums


Maine Historical Society


Your Local Historical Society  


Engaging Students with Primary Sources
Primary sources are the pieces of evidence that historians use to learn
about people, events, and everyday life in the past. Just like detectives, historians
look at clues, sift through evidence, and reach conclusions. Students can use
primary sources, too.
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.4 MB
Maine History Fair Registration Form
Use this form to register by March 1, 2020 for HOME's Maine History Project Fair.
Mail completed form to:
Homeschoolers of Maine
PO Box 159
Camden, ME 04843
History Fair Registration Form.pdf
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