Special Events

Opening Night Reception
Thursday, March 19
6:00 - 8:00 PM


Join fellow attendees, keynote speakers, and the NCHE Board of Directors for light refreshments in the NCHE Exhibit Hall. Visit with the exhibitors, catch-up with old friends, and make new friends during this relaxing start to the conference.  Only those registered for the Conference may attend.  The is no charge for the Opening Reception.  

Friday Night at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - $30
Friday, March 20
6:30 - 9:30 PM


Join NCHE, the Library of Congress, and History for an evening at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Opened in 1995, the museum documents the entire history of rock & roll in addition to those performers that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Not only does their permanent collection contain thousands of one-of-a-kind items--ranging from musical instruments and song lyrics to quirky stage props and colorful costumes--but they’re also always borrowing cool memorabilia and artifacts from artists and collectors for their ongoing and temporary exhibits. Permanent exhibits include the Power of Rock Experience, Legends of Rock, the British Invasion, Rapper’s Delight Retrospective, Cities and Sounds, Kick Out the Jams, Backstage Stories, Elvis Exhibit, and the Right Here, Right Now exhibit.  Attendees will be able to experience the entire museum, selected Gallery Talks, the Museum Store, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar.  

About NCHE

The National Council for History Education provides professional and intellectual leadership to foster an engaged community committed to the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories.