New England History Teachers Association

Welcome to the online home of the New England History Teachers Association (NEHTA). Founded in 1897, the NEHTA is the nation's oldest association of history and social studies teachers. Explore around our website for more information on our organization and various resources for teaching social studies. Visit us often to stay informed on the latest in both history and education.

Latest News & Updates

  • March 26, 2019 - On Monday, March 18, 2019, the NEHTA held its annual awards ceremony following NERC49 at Framingham State University. The award winners were as follows...
      • Dr. Robert Allison (Professor, Suffolk University) - Kidger University Award
      • Mr. Nathan Rand (Teacher, Weymouth High School) - Kidger Secondary Award
      • Ms. Siobhan McKenna (Student at Stonehill College, Student Teaching at Norton High)- Vera Laska Award
      • Mr. Keith Dauer (Board Member, NEHTA) - Hicks-Kennedy Award
        • For more information on the criteria for these awards, and how to nominate future candidates, be sure to visit the "Awards" section of our website.
        • Be sure to read their acceptance speeches in an upcoming issue of the New England Journal of History!

2019 NEHTA Award Winners and their Presenters (left to right, top row... Michael Medeiros, Melissa Beck, Dr. Robert Allison, Keith Dauer, Lori Bihler... left to right, bottom row... Nathan Rand, Siobhan McKenna, Charles Newhall)

2019 NEHTA Kidger University Award Winner (Dr. Robert Allison) and his Presenter (Charles Newhall)

2019 NEHTA Vera Laska Award Winner (Siobhan McKenna) and her Presenter (Melissa Beck)

2019 NEHTA Kidger Secondary Award Winner (Nathan Rand) and his Presenter (Michael Medeiros)

2019 NEHTA Hicks-Kennedy Award Winner (Keith Dauer) and his Presenter (Charles Newhall)

  • February 25, 2019 - Details on the 2019 Laska Award nomination process have been modified, including the deadline to apply, which is March 1. Please see the most up to date form by clicking here.


  • January 25, 2019 - A few new resources have been added to the various sections within our Resources tab, so be sure to explore around and check them out.


  • January 23, 2019 - The NEHTA is seeking input from YOU in order to help shape our next annual conference. Please fill out the Google Form linked here to let us know what topic(s) interest you, and what day(s) would work best.


  • October 13, 2018 - Unfortunately, our Annual Conference (1918: 100 Years Later), which was planned for October 20, 2018 has been cancelled. Our sincerest of apologies to all those who were interested, but please stay tuned to NEHTA for other potential conferences and events. If you had already registered for the conference on 1918 at Sturbridge on October 20, we will be in contact with you ASAP in regards to refunding your cost.


  • September 13, 2018 - Information, registration, and payment options for NEHTA's 2018 Annual Conference (1918: 100 Years Later) are now available. Please see the "Annual Conference" page for more details.


  • September 12, 2018 - Our website has been completely redesigned with a fresh new look, and received some additions to our "Resources" and "Annual Conference" pages, so be sure to check everything out, and let us know what you think via e-mail.