Inside the Vault

Inside the Vault: Destruction of the King George III Statue in 1776

How did New Yorkers react to the Declaration of Independence?

Join us on Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 to 5:00 p.m. PT) as we learn more about the reception of the Declaration of Independence in New York City with Dr. Benjamin Carp of the CUNY Graduate Center. We will be examining letters and images related to the toppling of the statue of King George III on July 9, 1776.

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

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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.