History Bee

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Mitchell County and Win!

MCHS is pleased to announce its first annual HISTORY BEE for young students of Mitchell County history!

Competition Information & Categories

The History Bee will be held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse in Bakersville. Admission to the event will be $5 (individual) and $10 (for a family). Proceeds benefit the Historical Society and its mission to preserve the history and heritage of Mitchell County.

There will be two categories of competition:

  • Students Under Age 15
  • Students Ages 15-18

Winners of each category will be awarded cash prizes:

  • $500 for First Place
  • $300 for Second Place
  • $200 for Third Place

There is no fee to enter the competition, but students must complete and submit a registration form by March 31, 2017 to be eligible to compete.

Question Sources

Voice of the Valley BookAll questions in the Bee will be based on Elizabeth Hunter’s Voices of the Valley, published in 2011 on the 150th anniversary of the formation of Mitchell County.  This volume is available in school and public libraries around Mitchell County or for purchase at the MCHS office in Bakersville or through our online store.

Start studying now so you’ll be ready to answer questions in April.

For more information, contact our office or ask your history teacher!  And study up for pride and prizes!

Smiling Cartoon BeeRegister for the 2017 History Bee

To participate in the competition, please download and complete the following application. It can be returned to a student’s history  teacher, dropped off at the MCHS Office in the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville during regular office hours, or mailed in:

Mitchell County Historical Society, P.O. Box 651, Bakersville, NC 28705


Entries should be submitted (or postmarked) by March 31, 2017.

MCHS reserves the right to reject applications received after March 31.

Need Assistance with the Registration Form?

If you have problems accessing the form, please fill out our Contact Form online and someone will be in touch with to help.


Feel free to contact us or call the MCHS at (828) 688-4371 or (828) 385-0564.


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