The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers traveling panel exhibitions for display at sites nationwide. These lively, colorful displays present a unique opportunity for communities to share research by leading scholars and view images of important original documents.

Composed of interlocking panels with graphic reproductions of rare documents, images, and interpretive text, these exhibitions circulate nationwide, providing an introduction to critical moments and individuals in American history.

Large Exhibitions:

  • Freedom: A History of US
  • The Many Faces of George Washington
  • Alexander Hamilton:The Man Who Made Modern America
  • Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times
  • Freedom Riders

Small Exhibitions:

  • Frederick Douglass From Slavery to Freedom
  • Emancipation and Its Legacies
  • Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War Era
  • Civil War 150
  • The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917

Sites are required to pay a flat fee, which covers shipping and administrative costs: $1000 for large exhibitions and $200 for small exhibitions. The exhibition loan period is four to six weeks. Affiliate Schools are eligible to receive one small exhibition at no cost. For more information, email Stephanie Krom.