National History Day Competition


Each year high school students from around the state participate in a statewide competition  held at Providence College presenting projects and papers on various history topics. 

RILHS Executive Board Members Rich Rupp and Pat Brady, and, more recently, Ryan McIntyre, and Adam Aquillante review the presentations.  Every student (or group of students) presenting a labor-themed project receives a $100 prize from the Society.

Labor Day Parade



Click here for info on the 2015 National History Day contest.

Click on the photos to the right to read the essays of the RI Labor History Society’s  

2015 National History Day Award Winners

Click on photo to read Logan Heberg’s essay on Lech Walesa

Click on photo to read Cailin McCaffrey’s essay on Frances Perkins

Click on photo to read Mary Breen’s essay on Eugene Debs