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

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. The phrase “I am a man” was used by Memphis sanitation workers and their supporters during their famous strike led by Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968. It  echoes a nineteenth-... Read more

Register for the Fall Online History School for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students

The Gilder Lehrman Online History School provides engaging live interactive lessons by Master Teachers. We are pleased to offer new courses for the fall months for elementary, middle, and high school students. Master Teachers will present lessons anchored in primary source documents, many from the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s collection of more than 70,000 American history artifacts. The goal is to engage students and excite them about history so that they leave each lesson more... Read more

Sergio de Alba Is the 2020 National History Teacher of the Year

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce that Sergio de Alba, an elementary school teacher from Northern California, has been selected as the 2020 National History Teacher of the Year. Sergio de Alba teaches at R. M. Miano Elementary School in Los Baños, California. He is a National Geographic Certified Teacher, a National Council for the Social Studies Elementary Teacher of the Year, and a 2020 Grosvenor Teacher Research Fellow in Antarctica. He created the... 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