Summer History Challenge


Statue of Liberty FerryOld Faithful Inn - National Register

To celebrate family summer trips, youth and cultural and natural heritage in America, History Spots has created the Story of Where® Summer History Challenge. Our goal is simple, connect students to awesome historical places, share the stories behind these unique places and allow students to experience history.  America is rich in heritage from coast to coast and we have created a Challenge to visit historical landmarks across America. Take pictures, shoot videos and share your experience with your social network, with the tag #ShareHistory

Using the Story of Where® mobile app, you can plan your summer journey and visit fascinating places along the way, like Camp Fortunate where Sacagawea (Sakakawea) was reunited with her brother Cameahwait on the Lewis and Clark Expedition in Montana, George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation in Virginia or the National Lakeshore of  Pictured Rocks in Michigan.


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Enroll in Summer History Challenge, it’s FREE!

To participate and qualify for the 2014 Summer History Challenge Prize, please complete the following Four (4) Steps. Story of Where

1. Download the App for iPhone or iPad

FREE version includes 2,500 National Historic Landmarks
PAID version includes an additional 90,000 National Register, 494 National Natural Landmarks, 3,000 State and Local Landmarks and 166 World Heritage Sites across North, Central and South America

U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C.

2. Check-In to Sites throughout the Summer (May 5 – Sept 5)

Story of Where® includes a feature to select — “I’ve been here” or “I want to go here”, which is a very simple way to check-in to a historical site. The app does not currently enforce your location for check-in. We believe in freedom and responsibility and trust our players to be their best.  You may read more about this feature on our support site.
Share on Social Media Accounts Instagram, Vne, Twitter, Facebook or Google+

3. Shoot and Share Photos with your Friends

During your Summer Trips,  Please Take Photos and Videos of Sites and share posts on Story of Where social sites as well as your own. Follow / Like  us and we’ll follow / like you back! Use hashtag #summerhistory.
Our next major release will support native sharing features from inside the app, making it even easier to share!

4. Tell us a Story about your Summer History Experience

Tell us a Story about your summer history experience and share your favorite tales from your travels. Virtual trips using the Story of Where® on your iPhone or iPad qualify for the Summer History Challenge, so start exploring today!

Story of Where® Summer History Challenge Winner receives …

— 1 x Story of Where® T-Shirt
— 1 x Story of Where® Sticker Book
— A 1-year subscription National Geographic, National Geographic Extreme Explorer or your State History magazine
— A $25 Gift Certificate to Apple iTunes

For the Artists, We Have the Summer History Artist Challenge

We’re looking for a  Summer History Mascot and will award the winning artist a prize as well. Think Smokey the Bear or gain some inspiration from the images below from the Summer Reading programs.
— 1 x Story of Where® T-Shirt
— 1 x Story of Where® Sticker Book
— A 1-year subscription National Geographic, National Geographic Extreme Explorer or your State History magazine
— A $25 iTunes Gift Certificate to Apple iTunes
To qualify for the Summer History Artist Challenge Prize, please provide a sketch of your Mascot as a web supported graphics file (JPG, GIF, PNG) or in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF).
Here are some of our favorites from the Summer Reading Programs.


Summer ReadingSummer Reading Frog

Enroll Now and Start Your Summer History Challenge Today


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