Teacher Seminars

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An update regarding the 2020 Teacher Seminars

Due to the growing health crisis and escalating government restrictions about in-person gatherings, the Gilder Lehrman Institute will not be able to offer in-person Teacher Seminars this summer.

We are working to provide an alternative offering this summer, and we will be back in touch soon to share details. We thank everyone who applied to participate in an in-person Teacher Seminar and look forward to serving you online in the coming months. We promise Teacher Seminar applicants will be first in line for our revised online offering once it is finalized.

In the meantime, please stay safe during this difficult and challenging time. Please email seminars@gilderlehrman.org with any questions.


The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Teacher Seminars offer K–12 educators with programs featuring leading American history professors, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources.

These highly competitive seminars are open exclusively to participants in the Institute’s free Affiliate School Program. Check here to see if your school is in the Affiliate School Program. If it is not, register now to ensure that you will be eligible to apply for the Teacher Seminars. We welcome applications from previous Teacher Seminar attendees as well as new participants.