Inside the Vault

Inside the Vault: The Overland Trail

What was life like along the Overland Trail in the 1820s? What hardships did travelers face? Join us on March 7, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 to 5:00 p.m. PT) when our curators discuss letters written by people on the Trail with Dr. Sarah Keyes (University of Nevada, Reno).

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I cannot attend the live program. Will it be recorded?

Yes! The program is recorded and sent in an email the following day to everyone who registers.

About Inside the Vault

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.