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Inside the Vault: Declaration of Independence
Join us on July 1 as we learn the history behind the William J. Stone printing of the Declaration of Independence and discover how the news of the Declaration was received. Documents being discussed include:

- William J. Stone’s printing of the Declaration of Independence
- William Whipple’s description of the reception of the Declaration in New York
- A German print with a fictitious view of pulling down King George’s statue
- A British pamphlet entitled “An Answer to the Declaration of the American Congress” (printed in London)

Join us on July 1, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) as we examine these rare documents.
This event is for teachers, students and their families — and everyone with an interest in history!

Everyone who registers will be sent a Zoom meeting link and instructions in the confirmation email.

PD certificates will be sent to all who attend the entirety of the program.

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For more information, please contact us at firstfriday@gilderlehrman.org.

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Jul 1, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Stacie Christensen
2020 Idaho History Teacher of the Year
A native of Montana, Stacie Christensen relocated to Idaho for education, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She has focused her 20 year teaching career in upper elementary, currently serving as a fifth grade teacher at Horizon Elementary School in Boise, Idaho. With an overarching classroom theme of Civil Rights, Christensen guides her students through curriculum rooted in the story of the human experience. Christensen actively seeks opportunities to deepen and refine her practice. In 2016, she served as a Civil War Washington Teacher’s Fellow with Ford’s Theatre. The state of Idaho recognized her achievements and awarded her Master Teacher status in 2020. Also in 2020, Christensen was awarded Idaho’s Gilder Lehrman Institute’s History Teacher of the Year, where she was one of twelve finalists for National History Teacher of the Year. She has since joined the Gilder Lehrman Institute to serve as a Master Teacher Fellow.