About Us

The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair (HOTRHF) is a regional affiliate for the Texas History Day and National History Day annual competition, which teaches students to:

  • Conduct in-depth research
  • Use primary and secondary sources
  • Read a variety of texts
  • Analyze and synthesize information
  • Write and present historical content.

Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, research that topic, and develop their research into one of five presentation categories: research paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website. Then students from throughout our 14-county region come to the Baylor University campus in February to present the results of their research and to compete for prizes, scholarships, and the opportunity to compete at the state and national level.

Participation in the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair develops academic, artistic, and social skills that provide lasting benefit to students in all areas of study. HOTRHF encourages teachers to use this program as an aid in teaching not only history, but also writing, research, and presentation skills.

For more information or to get involved in HOTRHF, email our office today.