Christopher Columbus Essay Contest 2011-2012

posted Jan 9, 2012, 3:33 PM by GHS Webmaster
$1,200 & trip to Washington D.C., 1/15/2012
Essay must be mailed to Mary Butler Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, PO Box 1599, Laconia, NH  03247 or emailed to
Applicants must submit an essay on the topic:  Describe Christopher Columbus as he was understood in three different time periods:  what did 15th century people think about his accomplishments?  How did 19th century historians view him? How did Columbus, who had primitive ships and no computers or modern navigation equipment, affect our lives today?