2023 Summer Professional Development from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

Registration for Summer 2023 PD is now open! The Gilder Lehrman Institute is offering multiple in-person and online American history programs for educators on a wide range of topics presented by award-winning scholars. Click here to learn more about all our Summer 2023 PD programs. 2023 Summer Professional Development Offerings ​ The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to return to Gettysburg College for our second annual Teacher Symposium from July 16 to July 19. The Symposium will feature… Read more

Book Breaks in January: Triumphs and Reckonings

Since 2020, Book Breaks has featured renowned historians and authors discussing their new or otherwise cornerstone publications live with Book Breaks hosts and participating in Q&A sessions with home audiences. January 8 - Kostya Kennedy on True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson True is an unconventional biography focusing on four transformative years in Jackie Robinson’s athletic and public life. These four crucial years offer a unique vision of Robinson as a player, a father and… Read more

Meet Five Student Advisory Council Members

Created in 2014, the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Student Advisory Council is a diverse group of high-achieving students in grades 8–12 with an interest in history. At monthly meetings, the Council provides valuable feedback on the Institute’s programs and materials, helping the Institute keep the needs of young people in mind. Council members often serve as speakers at the Institute’s four book prize ceremonies and annual gala, among other special events. Council alumni have gone on to attend… Read more

Inside the Vault on February 2: Benjamin Franklin

Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is an online program that highlights 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 will investigate primary sources and discuss their background, impact, and potential use in the classroom. Join us on… Read more

Career Advancement Stories from the MA in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Gettysburg College offer 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 Teachers who have enrolled in the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History have seen their careers advance significantly—whether in their existing roles, in transitioning into… Read more