Hamilton Education Program

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The Hamilton Education Program is continuing to expand nationwide as Hamilton goes on tour.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to partner with the producers of Hamilton and the Miranda family on the Hamilton Education Program. Title I–eligible high schools are being invited to integrate Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era into classroom studies and then see the musical. The Hamilton Education Program is part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s broader mission to improve the teaching and learning of American history. Thanks to the generous support of The Rockefeller Foundation, which helped launch the initial program and fund its national expansion, and many national and local donors, high school students in Title I schools in New York City, Chicago, and selected cities will each pay just a “Hamilton” ($10) to see the performance.

In 2018–2019 the Hamilton Education Program will visit the following cities:

  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • District of Columbia
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Hartford, CT
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Pittsburgh, PA 
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Tampa, FL 

The Institute has more than twenty years of experience developing educational programming in American history. In addition, the Gilder Lehrman Collection is a unique archive of 70,000 primary source documents, including a love letter from Alexander Hamilton to his fiancée, Elizabeth Schuyler; a first edition of the Federalist; and the only known extant letter from Philip Hamilton to his father, Alexander.

To learn more about the program and to explore documents, essays, and videos relating to Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era, visit the links below and go to “Alexander Hamilton in the American Imagination,” a special issue of our online journal History Now. For additional information about the program, please contact hamilton@gilderlehrman.org.

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The Gilder Lehrman Institute has an array of resources on Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era in the History Now section of the website, including essays, Spotlights on Primary Sources, videos, online exhibitions and timelines, and lesson plans.

In addition, you can order posters of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Hamilton as well as posters of Founding Era documents from the Gilder Lehrman History Shop, sign up for a Self-Paced Course, or request a Traveling Exhibition on Alexander Hamilton.