Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History

Not your typical history class...

The National Institute of American History & Democracy (NIAHD) is proud to host the Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History at the College of William & Mary.

This unique program offers students an opportunity to live and study at the College of William & Mary for three weeks during the summer.  Students will earn four hours of transferable college credit studying early American history right where it happened.

What sets the program apart from your typical history class is that students will travel daily to the museums, battlefields, archaeology sites, homes, and places where history lives.  Come face to face with professional historians and curators.  Learn not only the history of America but also what's being done to preserve it.  Participate in an active archaeological dig and get your hands dirty looking for 18th-century artifacts.

A particular background in American history is not required.  An open mind, independent thinking, creativity, and a spirit of adventure are the essential ingredients.

Pre-College student demonstrates how to wear 18th-century garment