Announcing Ten Winners of American History in 100 Documents: An Innovative Curriculum Contest

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce the ten winners of the inaugural American History in 100 Documents: An Innovative Curriculum Contest. Open exclusively to teachers in the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network, the contest awarded each of the ten winners a $500 prize and a one-year subscription to American History: 1493-1945, the fully digitized Gilder Lehrman Collection. Teachers who participated in the contest were asked to create a lesson plan using one or more primary… Read more

Gilder Lehrman Institute—Spring 2021 Newsletter

Spring 2021 has been a time of reflection for all of us as we passed the one-year mark of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This first newsletter of 2021 marks that progress and celebrates all that we who strive to learn from history value most. Highlights include Black Lives in the Founding Era The Gilder Lehrman Institute Gala Summer Professional Development for Teachers Public Programs Special Events, including upcoming talks with Annette Gordon-Reed and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Click… Read more

A Live Conversation with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., on June 2

Please join us on June 2 at 7 p.m. ET for a live conversation between historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the Rev. Phillip Jackson as they discuss Gates’s new book, The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song.  Register to attend here for free. The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song is a tender and expansive reckoning with the meaning of the Black Church in America. Gates takes us on a journey spanning more than five centuries, from the intersection of Christianity… Read more

Presenting the 60th Issue of History Now, Black Lives in the Founding Era

History Now is the online journal of the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Each issue features original essays by renowned historians on key topics and eras in American history. A one-year, $25 subscription includes access to the three new issues published annually and full access to the back catalogue of History Now, featuring hundreds of essays by leading US history scholars. Subscribe here. Teachers registered in our Affiliate School Program can sign up for a free subscription to History Now. Learn… Read more

Register Now for the Summer 2021 History School

Teachers looking to give summer credit or prepare students for upcoming school year topics— Families looking for a fun way into history for kids— Elementary, middle, and high school students looking for something interesting to do this summer— Gilder Lehrman History School provides engaging, live interactive sessions with master teachers who present lessons anchored in primary source documents, many from the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s collection of more than 75,000 American history artifacts… Read more