Author Colin Calloway Wins 2019 George Washington Prize 

Author and historian Colin Calloway has won the coveted George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his new book, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (Oxford). One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, now in its fourteenth year, the George Washington Prize honors its namesake by recognizing the year’s best new books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience. 

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Celebrating Thomas Edison in the Collection on the Anniversary of His Lighting New York City

On September 4, 1882, the first electrical lighting in New York City signaled a new era of urban illumination. Pearl Street Station, the first central power station in the world, was operated by Thomas Alva Edison and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York, which would later become Consolidated Edison, and it was from here the switch was flipped.
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Scholarships and Loans Available for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

There is still time to apply for fall courses in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program.
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Meet the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to the ten 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Finalists!
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Gilder Lehrman Collection Advice for Home Care of Family Photographs and Documents

Summer 2019 Marketing and Communications intern Olivia Luntz recently interviewed archivists and curators at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to create a Gilder Lehrman Institute piece on Medium about preserving family documents at home.
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2019 Teacher Seminars Conclude for the Summer

The 2019 Teacher Seminars have come to a close. Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars of 2019 offered teachers daily programs with leading historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources. From June 16 through August 3 
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Summer 2019 Teacher Seminars, Weeks and 4 and 5

Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars offer teachers daily programs with leading historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources. Teachers participated in the following seminars July 7–20. July 7–13
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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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