Highlights from the 2014 Gilder Lehrman Gala

Mrs. Laura Bush

On Thursday, May 22, more than three hundred guests gathered at the Pierre Hotel in New York City for the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s 3rd Annual Gala. The evening’s honored guest was Mrs. Laura Bush, who received Gilder Lehrman’s “Champion of History” award in tribute to her decades as a leading voice and passionate advocate for literacy and education in schools and libraries.

At the Gala, a video was shown as a tribute to Mrs. Bush’s work with the Gilder Lehrman Institute


Academy of American Studies student Elizabeth Hyde, David McCulloughHigh School of American Studies student Ethan Anderson, James G. BaskerLesley S. Herrmann, Shaiza RizaviLewis E. Lehrman, John L. Nau III, David McCulloughMrs. Laura Bush with Gala student presenters Elizabeth Hyde, Jonathan Peters, MaMrs. Laura Bush with Gilder Lehrman's National History Teachers of the YearMrs. Laura Bush, Adam StevensMrs. Laura Bush, Lewis E. Lehrman

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