Gilder Lehrman Institute Annual Gala

On Monday, May 8 the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History held its 2017 Gala, bringing together more than 300 supporters at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. This year we honored John L. Nau, III, and Jeffrey Seller, raising over $1.1 million in recognition of these individuals who have made an enormous impact on American history education and historic preservation.

Read more about the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Gala and view photos from the evening here!


John L. Nau, III

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Eagle Distributors LP
Chairman of the Texas Historical Commission and
Former Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Tribute Video to John L. Nau, III


Jeffrey Seller

Four-time Tony Award–Winning Producer of Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights, and Hamilton

Tribute Video to Jeffrey Seller