Past, Present, and Future: NCHE at 30


Session Proposal Deadline is Approaching

Have you developed a unique strategy for teaching history that you would like to share with other educators?

Did you perform research that provides new insights into a historical topic?

Have you participated in a history institute and would like to share your knowledge with others?

Then submit a proposal for a session at the 2020 NCHE Conference in Cleveland.

The 2020 Call for Proposals is available at:

Submission deadline is September 23rd.


Contact John Csepegi at or (240) 888-4105


Early Bird Registration is now Available

Rates will increase on November 1st.

To register for the 2020 Conference, go to:


Stay at the Conference Hotel

Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Rooms will sell out fast, so book yours today.

To make a reservation, go to:


Choose from Eight Enrichment Excursions including:

Lake View Cemetery

Founded in 1869 and modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian-era England and France, Lake View Cemetery is the final resting place of over 104,000.  The docent-led historic tour will include stops at many of the famous buried there, including Charles F. Brush, John Severance, John Milton Hay, Elliott Ness, and John D. Rockefeller.  In addition, attendees will visit the Garfield Memorial, dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20thPresident of the United States.  The 180′ memorial is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features the caskets of the President and his wife Lucretia that are on display.  Attendees will also make a stop at Wade Chapel, built to honor Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and the first president of the Lake View Cemetery Association.  The chapel is made of granite and the interior and window were done by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Cleveland History Center

Join the Cleveland History Center, the headquarters of the Western Reserve Historical Society, for an afternoon exploring everyday objects and their roles in history. The day will include a highlight tour of the History Center, a ride on our 109-year-old Euclid Beach Grand Carousel, and an immersive curator-led behind-the-scenes experience. We will end the afternoon with a short professional development activity that will give educators a hands-on way to explore how everyday objects can bring history to life for learners of all ages!

Keynote Speakers

Jill Lepore

Harvard University

Adam Hochschild

UC Berkeley

Kate Lemay

National Portrait Gallery