Explore the Schedule of Events for the Gilder Lehrman Teacher Symposium

We’re thrilled to return to in-person summer professional development this July with our inaugural Teacher Symposium at Gettysburg College—open to all K–12 teachers! All attendees will pursue a particular “track”—that is, a series of lectures with one of eight renowned historians (full list below)—in addition to several talks and activities open to all attendees. Here is the tentative schedule: Saturday, July 9 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Check-in 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner 6:45-8:30 p.m.: Opening remarks… Read more

Applications Now Open for the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the new Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History—an affordable, fully online master’s degree program, led by renowned, award-winning historians, that brings together the leading non-profit American history organization and one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. The Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program is a fully accredited, 30-credit degree program.… Read more

June 2 Veterans Legacy Program Virtual Program: History of Women in the US Military

In partnership with the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program, we have been pleased to offer free professional development sessions in the spring of 2022 focusing on different aspects of America’s Unseen Soldiers and how to effectively bring that content back to the classroom. As part of this series, we are now offering two virtual sessions and a Veterans Legacy Program On Demand video module. June 2, 2022, 5:00–7:00 p.m. ET Women in Service across American Military History… Read more

Two New Self-Paced Courses: History of Childhood in America and Making Modern America

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is excited to offer two new Self-Paced Courses. History of Childhood in America, led by Steven Mintz, University of Texas at Austin Making Modern America, led by Margaret O’Mara, University of Washington History of Childhood in America This course places contemporary educational, legal, policy, and psychological thinking about childhood and current concerns about children’s well-being into a sweeping historical perspective. It examines childhood both as lived… Read more

2022 George Washington Prize Awarded to Bruce A. Ragsdale for “Washington at the Plow”

Bruce A. Ragsdale has been awarded the 2022 George Washington Prize for his work Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance a broad public understanding of early American history. Ragsdale said about the award, “The George Washington Prize is the greatest recognition I could receive for my book on Washington as a farmer and an… Read more