The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair (HOTRHF) is a regional affiliate for the Texas History Day and National History Day annual competition. As such, HOTRHF operates under the guidelines of National History Day.
Founded in 1986 under the sponsorship of the Strecker Museum at Baylor University, the HOTRHF is currently sponsored by The Texas Collection at Baylor University. The fair is held each February at the Bill Daniel Student Center at Baylor University.
The HOTRHF covers a 14-county region in Central Texas.
Bosque | Coryell | Falls | Freestone | Hamilton | Hill | Lampasas | Limestone | McLennan | Milam | Mills | Navarro | Robertson
If your county is not listed, please contact Texas History Day for your regional contest.
Participation in the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair develops academic, artistic, and social skills that provide lasting benefits to students in all areas of study. Specifically, students learn to:
- Conduct in-depth research
- Use primary and secondary sources
- Read a variety of texts
- Analyze and synthesize information
- Write and present historical content.
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.
Board of Directors
Dr. Elesha Coffman, President
Tommy Grusendorf, Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Liaison
Suzanne Kelly, Secretary
Dr. Karon LeCompte
Steven Sielaff, Vice President
Dr. Stephen Sloan