The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to partner with Hamilton and The Rockefeller Foundation on the Hamilton Education Program. Title I high schools are being invited to see the musical and to integrate Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era into classroom studies. The Hamilton Education Program is part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s broader mission to improve the teaching and learning of American history. Made possible through a grant by The Rockefeller Foundation to the Gilder Lehrman Institute, high school students in Title I schools in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and selected cities will each pay just a “Hamilton” ($10) to see the performance. 

The Hamilton Education Program is going on tour for the 2017–2018 school year! As Hamilton makes its way across America, local high school students from Title I schools will get a special opportunity to see and learn history through Hamilton in San Diego, Tempe, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Houston, and Washington DC. Are you a teacher at a Title Ieligible high school in or near one of these cities? Apply to participate in the program here!

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 65,000 primary sources, including a love letter from Alexander Hamilton to his fiancée, Elizabeth Schuyler.

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 on New York, Los Angeles, and other tour cities, please contact For additional information on Chicago, please contact

New: Test your Founding Era knowledge with Hamilton Education Program students in the New York Times.



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