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Since 2002, over 1,900 high school students from across the country and around the world have attended NIAHD’s Pre-College Program in American History and learned about history in the places where it happened. During the 3-week program, students travel to historic sites and museums, wake up early on Saturday mornings to excavate at Fairfield Plantation in Gloucester County, get a feel for college life, and form lasting friendships.

In addition, more than 325 undergraduate and graduate students have participated in NIAHD’s Program in Material Culture & Public History, or joined us from other colleges and universities to study with NIAHD at William & Mary. Students experience history at sites where key events took place, gain hands-on experience through internships, and sharpen their ability to analyze, discuss, and write about material objects, people, and historic buildings and landscapes.

The generous support that NIAHD receives from alumni, families, and friends enables us to offer both the Pre-College Program and the Program in Material Culture & Public History. In addition, gifts enable NIAHD to offer financial assistance that enables high school students to attend the Pre-College Program and that makes it possible for visiting students to spend a semester or an academic year at William & Mary.

Please consider supporting NIAHD’s programs with a gift. If you would like to send a check, make your check payable to William & Mary Foundation and note “NIAHD Allocation 2981” on the memo line.  Include NIAHD’s Gift Form with your check and mail it to

National Institute of American History & Democracy
William & Mary
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 

If you would prefer to make your gift online, you may contribute online and the William & Mary Foundation contribution form will direct your gift to NIAHD. 

Your gift will enable us to continue to offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in American history right where it happened. Thank you very much.