We Remember Richard Gilder

James Basker Remembers Richard Gilder The trustees and staff of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the larger community of teachers and students they serve, are profoundly saddened by the death of Richard Gilder. Co-founder and co-chair of the Institute since its beginning in 1994, Dick partnered with his dear friend Lewis Lehrman to elevate and enrich the teaching and learning of American history on a national scale. Starting with one teacher seminar and the donation of... Read more

Hamilton Education Program Online Now Available for Schools with 6th–12th Graders

The Hamilton Education Program Online (#EduHamOnline) is now available to all schools with students in grades 6–12 in the 2020–2021 school year. Completely adaptable for remote or hybrid learning, the program encourages students to use their newfound knowledge to create original pieces—a song, rap, spoken word, or scene—at the end of their remote or physical classroom studies on the founding era using primary source documents like those Lin-Manuel Miranda used in writing... Read more

The Gilder Lehrman History Shop Offers Mugs, Bags, Posters, and Apparel with Collection Images

The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s new History Shop features favorites from the Gilder Lehrman Collection that we hope will be of interest to our friends and supporters. Start your morning with American history with these and many other coffee mugs featuring Gilder Lehrman Collection images. In 1968, Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress. The poster from Shirley Chisholm's 1972 campaign to be the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the... Read more

The Gilder Lehrman Institute's 2021 Calendar of Civil Rights Now Available

The Gilder Lehrman Institute's 2021 Calendar of Civil Rights is now available for purchase. Selected dates throughout the calendar highlight events that advanced civil rights in the United States for African Americans, women, and others from the Revolutionary era through the end of the twentieth century. Illustrations and photographs of Americans who actively participated in the various battles for civil rights mark each month, from Shirley Chisholm to Rosa Parks. The calendar... Read more

The Gilder Lehrman Institute Book Shop Is Open

The Gilder Lehrman Institute Book Shop is the history lovers’ online book store. In addition to general new and notable history titles, the Book Shop offers books featured on Gilder Lehrman Institute’s popular Book Breaks, Inside the Vault, and Hamilton Cast Read Along programs. You can easily browse Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, Frederick Douglass Book Prize, George Washington Prize, and Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History winners’ books and find books that are... Read more