Explore the Schedule of Events for the Gilder Lehrman Teacher Symposium

Gettysburg CollegeWe’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:

Manisha Sinha

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 and book talk with Manisha Sinha
  • 8:30-9:30 p.m.: Cocktails, networking, and book signing

Sunday, July 10

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.: Special lecture by Manisha Sinha
  • 9:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: First day of courses (scholars and pedagogy)
  • 7:00-7:45 p.m.: Book talks
  • 8:00-9:30 p.m.: Trivia Night!

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

Monday, July 11

  • 8:00-8:45 p.m.: Book talks
  • 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.: Second day of courses
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m.: Private tour of the Gettysburg Visitors Center and Museum
  • 7:30 p.m.: Picnic dinner

Tuesday, July 12

  • 8:00-8:45 a.m.: Book Talks
  • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Course wrap-up
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch and closing remarks

Visit this page to learn more and register for the Symposium.

Edward Ayers


  • The American Civil War with Gary Gallagher (University of Virginia)
  • American Immigration: History and Life with Mae Ngai (Columbia University)
  • American Indian History and Westward Expansion with Elliott West (University of Arkansas)
  • US Civil Rights Movement with Hasan Kwame Jeffries (The Ohio State University)
  • The Making of America with Denver Brunsman (The George Washington University)
  • The Unlikely History of the New United States: 1810 to 1860 with Edward L. Ayers (University of Richmond)
  • US Presidential History with Barbara Perry (University of Virginia)
  • The Vietnam War with Robert K. Brigham (Vassar College)