New Exhibition: Emancipation and Its Legacies. Apply today using the Application Form.
Since 1997, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has developed traveling panel exhibitions for display at schools, libraries, and historic sites. These lively, colorful displays present a unique opportunity for communities to share research by leading scholars and view images of important original documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, and Emancipation Proclamation. 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 for students, teachers, and the public.
Sites are required to pay a flat fee, which covers shipping and administrative costs: $1000 for large exhibitions and $200 for small exhibitions. Large exhibitions are five to seven sections composed of four interlocking panels. Small exhibitions are one section composed of four to five interlocking panels. Exhibition dates are not confirmed until a non-refundable $100 deposit is paid, which is applied towards the total fee. GLI network schools should call the Institute directly to book exhibitions. If you need additional information email Joanna Byrne or call (646) 366-9666. To request a traveling exhibition please complete our online Application Form.