Affiliate Exclusive

Civil War Essay Contest Winners

Announcing the winners and honorable mentions for the 2015–2016 Civil War Essay Contest! Read the winners’ entries here.

Dear George Washington Contest Winners

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce the winners and honorable mentions for the 20152016 Dear George Washington Contest, which can be found here.

Affiliate School Program

The Affiliate School Program is free for schools and teachers and provides exclusive resources and special offers throughout the year.


Connect, comment, share, and save.

Recent Comments


History Now - American History Online

Alexander Hamilton in the American Imagination

• Five essays by leading historians on Hamilton’s life and legacy

• A comprehensive digital exhibit, “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America,” with an accompanying timeline of events

• Video resources, including a performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton at the 2015 Washington Prize ceremony  More »


Teaching Literacy through History

Helping K–12 educators connect American history with State StandardsMore »

The Gilder Lehrman M.A. in American History from Adams State University

Pursue your master’s degree through our online graduate courses.More »

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

Public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality.More »

View All