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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The Gilder Lehrman Institute Hosts Henry Louis Gates, Jr., at Pace University

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and Pace University hosted a book talk and screening with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for Africa
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Congratulations to the First Class of Graduates of the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program!

In May 2019, forty-eight participants in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program from across the country completed their master’s de
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World War I Lesson Plans and Other Resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

In July 2018, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in collaboration with the US World War I Centennial Commission, National History Day, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial, embarked on a comprehensive two-year program to educate teachers and students on World War I through a series of more than 100 teaching events nationwide, including workshops and webinars.
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Introducing Chuck Taft, the 2018 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year

Chuck Taft Wisconsin History Teacher of the Year
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Gilder Lehrman Institute Honors Ron Chernow, Drew Gilpin Faust, and Bob Niehaus at 25th Anniversary Gala

The Gilder Lehrman Institute held its 25th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.
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Gilder Lehrman Flagship School Students Win Big at the New York State Finals of the National History Day Competition

Two students from the Academy of American Studies in Queens, New York, a Gilder Lehrman Flagship School, were awarded prizes in the New York State Finals of the National History Day Competition in Cooperstown, New York, on April 29, 2019.
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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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