History Matters

History is so much more than just memorizing names and dates. In fact, we believe that the past is a powerful force in shaping our present and our future. Through learning about the many different types of history and your own projects, we will explore our place in time and the role we all play as historical actors with the power to shape our world.


Kick off each day with a round-table discussion on the power and practice of history. In the afternoons, explore a historical topic through a creative keystone project.  You and your fellow students will present these projects to family and friends at the Friday evening presentation and reception.

You’ll become familiar with the institutions and resources on campus, while also meeting faculty and students.


  • Digital history workshop in the Virtual Reality Lab
  • Hands-on primary source research at the Special Collections Library and other research libraries
  • Seminars with college faculty
  • Q&A with recent college graduates and history students
  • Information session with college admissions counselors