What is the Family Heritage Expo™?
The Family Heritage Expo is an exhibition of Christian homeschool student projects and presentations.
It is an opportunity for homeschoolers to share their family’s creations, non-homeschoolers to see how homeschooling works, and public officials to access realistic and positive information demonstrating what good homeschooling is all about.
Come join us and be a part of encouraging others to see what God has done in your home!
Purpose and Goals
A verse in Hebrews describes our purpose for the Expo; "Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Heb. 10:24.
What better way than through a competition?
Our goal is that as your family works together to prepare something for the Expo, you will take every opportunity to transform needs into projects and turn frustrations into creations, for the glory of God.
This year's Expo will be held on Saturday May 1, 2021, from 10am to 4pm.
Don’t delay--start planning your projects early so they are ready in time for Expo!
This year's Expo will be held at the WCFS office here in Sabillasville, MD.
There are no fees to participate in or attend the Expo.
Anyone may attend the Family Heritage Expo!
Parents, grandparents, children - all are invited to come!
If you know of anyone considering homeschooling, bring them along!
Fliers are available if you would like to invite others to attend this event.
- Entry Forms are due on the second Monday of April. Expo is the 1st Saturday of May.
- Bring your project to Expo between 10am and 2pm on the day of Expo.
- Projects must have a God-honoring testimony. (See handbook page 14, for how to write a testimony.)
- Only one entry per person, per class, in a department.
- All projects must be the original work of the exhibitor from the current school year. No exhibits from previous years will be considered for awards.
- Projects must be removed after 4pm on Saturday. Projects left at the Expo will be discarded on site.
The Expo encourages families to develop projects in three academic disciplines: Humanities, Applied Sciences and S.T.E.M. Sciences. These disciplines are subdivided into twelve Departments that are age appropriate. Each Department consists of multiple classes of projects
Fill out the registration form
using the numbers of the department and class below.
Departments 1-6: Humanities
2: Human Relations
3: Fine Arts
4: Photography Displays
5: Arts/Crafts Displays
6: Humanities “Other"
Departments 7-10: Applied Sciences
7: Health & Physical Education
8: Home Industry
9: Small Business (or Trades)
Departments 11-12: S.T.E.M. Sciences
12: Sciences “Other
Primary Level (0-6)
Elementary Level (7-10)
Junior High Level (11-13)
High School Level (14-19)
Family Level (all ages)
Filling Out Your Expo Entry Form:
~ Write your name, address, age, email and phone number.
~ Write the Department number in the “DEPT” box.
~ Write the Class number in the “CLASS” box.
~ Write the Project Name in its box. Use the Academic Subject that your project is related to in the name. Subjects 3 Family Heritage Expo® are listed at the bottom of each Department list. See sample below, the underlined word is the subject.
~ Write a Project Description, use a subject from the list at the bottom of that Department in the description.
~ Specify Table/Floor, Space Needed; write: Display, Presentation, or Paper. State any needs you have.
~ Note: Only one entry per class in a department.
~ Pay any fees due; total them and enclose a check.
Project Display Guidelines*:
• Plan your exhibit so that it clearly tells its story. Be sure to include a project testimony. (See handbook page 14.)
• Keep titles short.
• Include purpose of your research and how you accomplished the purpose.
• Show sample of equipment used – it’s not necessary to show it all.
• List the results of experiments, observations, etc.
• Experiment summary (abstract) should be displayed.
• Display detailed record of your work: journal, logbook.
• Your research paper on the topic should be displayed.
• Photos, diagrams, charts and visuals help tell the story.
• Include your conclusions and evaluation of your work.
*Copyright© 1990 by A Beka Book, A Science Project, reprinted with permission.
Judging and Awards
Judging will begin after 2pm. Award presentations will occur after 4:00 pm.
Each project will receive a ribbon.
Blue-ribbon projects will be eligible to compete for Department Champion.