Revisiting the Founding Era

The Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year project that will support programs at 97 public libraries in 46 states. Through these programs, libraries will engage their communities in conversations about ideas from the Founding Era and how they continue to impact our lives today.

Libraries will receive copies of the project reader featuring documents from the Institute’s collection that will help participants in the programs become familiar with the people, events, and ideas of the Founding Era and will lay a foundation for the programming and conversations.

The 22 libraries participating in the first round of the project will host their programs this summer, between June 1 and September 30, 2018.

Visit to learn more about the project, and keep an eye out for events near you!