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

Deep Dives with Two Civil War Era Courses at the Teacher Symposium

With Gilder Lehrman Teacher Symposium courses like The American Civil War already filled, teachers looking for further enrichment in the Civil War are encouraged to go deeper into its causes and aftermath with two exciting courses taught by leading historians in the field. Defining Freedom: Challenges and Triumphs in the Age of Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction Led by Edna Greene Medford (Howard University) Focusing on the steps toward Reconstruction and its hopeful promise of a more… 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 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Ballroom in New York City. Gala honorees included Institute board members Debbie Stapleton (with husband Craig Stapleton), Valerie Rockefeller, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic leaders, historians, theatrical stars and writers, and a diverse assemblage of history lovers joined board members, teachers and students, and Gilder Lehrman staff. Student performers chosen from the Hamilton… 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