Veterans Legacy Program: Free Virtual PD Programs Exploring Veterans' and Service Members' Lives On and Off the Battlefield

In partnership with the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program, we are pleased to offer free professional development sessions in the spring of 2023 focusing on different aspects of American Veterans' and Service Members’ lives on and off the battlefield and how to effectively bring that content back to the classroom.  We are offering the following free virtual PD programs:  May 20, 2023 - The Cold War with Willamette National Cemetery (register) June 03, 2023 - The… Read more

Inside the Vault: The Whiskey Rebellion and United States Great Seal

Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is an online program focusing on unique primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. From iconic historical treasures, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Emancipation Proclamation, to personal letters that reveal the contributions of ordinary American citizens, each session investigates primary sources and discusses their background, impact, and potential use in the classroom. Join us on June… Read more

Gilder Lehrman Institute's Twelfth Annual Gala Honors Gates, Rockefeller, and Stapleton

The Gilder Lehrman Institute held its twelfth annual Gala on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in New York City. The Gala honored Debbie and Craig Stapleton, Valerie Rockefeller, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. History lovers including business and civic leaders, renowned scholars, theatrical stars and writers, and other Institute supporters joined with teachers, students, and Gilder Lehrman staff for a night of celebration. Student performers chosen from the Hamilton Education Program entertained guests, and… Read more

Book Breaks in June: Fierce Struggles for Freedom

 Book Breaks is a weekly interview series with historians held every Sunday at 2 pm ET (11 am PT) on Zoom. The program and its archive are free for K–12 teachers and students in the Affiliate School Program, college students, and college faculty. Visit the Book Breaks page to learn more. The general public can purchase a one-year $25 subscription for full access to the program here. June 4: Alice L. Baumgartner, South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War When… Read more

Five Courses Still Have Openings for the Gilder Lehrman Symposium

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to return to Gettysburg College for our second annual Teacher Symposium from July 16 to July 19. Two courses have closed to enrollment, but the following five courses still have some seats open: The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass led by David Blight (Yale University) Delve into the three major roles Frederick Douglass played in the nineteenth century—as activist, as artist, and as thinker—before, during, and after the Civil War. The Civil Rights… Read more