Celebrate 25 Years with GLI and Send Us Your #MyGLI25 Story

Send Us Your #MyGLI25 Story!

Are you a teacher, student, administrator, scholar or history buff who has benefited from or been involved in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History? Be it through gaining new knowledge or finding new opportunities for professional development or personal growth, how has GLI been a part of your life? We would love to hear your story! 

In honor of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s 25th Anniversary, we are gathering as many GLI tales as we can and then sharing them on gilderlehrman.org.

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Honoring the Memory and Legacy of David Brion Davis

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, revered historian David Brion Davis passed away at the age of 92. Professor Davis was integral to the founding of the Gilder Lehrman Institute and served as the founding director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale, where he was Sterling Professor of American History Emeritus. Davis wrote sixteen highly influential books, most famously his trilogy, The Problem of Slavery, which revolutionized the study of slavery, making it central to the study of American history.
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Introducing Jane Williams, the 2018 Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year

Jane Williams 2018 Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year
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Announcing the Dear George Washington Contest winners for 2018–2019

The Dear George Washington Contest is an annual writing contest for Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School students in grades 2–5. The contest introduces students to the issues facing early Americans and encourages them to think critically about the founding of the nation. Each student contestant writes a letter of 250–300 words to President George Washington, telling the President what to focus on during his first term.
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Introducing Charles McDougall, the 2018 Ohio History Teacher of the Year

Charles McDougall Ohio History Teacher of the Year
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The Pace-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Summer Courses

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University offer a Master of Arts in American History through online courses for K–12 teachers everywhere. The online program offers the unique opportunity for educators to work with two dynamic and eminent institutions dedicated to lifelong learning and career preparedness.
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Introducing Brandon Brown, the 2018 North Carolina History Teacher of the Year

Brandon Brown North Carolina History Teacher of the Year
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Recent Press Mentions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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