Tag Archives: Civil War

US Civil War: Cycloramas as Art, Entertainment & Memorial

Cycloramas were the zenith of art and entertainment in their heyday — 50 feet high and surrounding you from all sides. These traveling exhibits required specially constructed buildings and were as immersive as modern virtual reality. Some of the most famous … Continue reading

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60 Years of Service: The Life & Service of Admiral. David G. Farragut

Admiral David G. Farragut’s life and military tenure were unprecedented. He started serving in the US Navy when he was nine years old. He served during three wars, including the Civil War. An expert from James A. Garfield National Historic Site discusses … Continue reading

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Ulysses Grant & the Election of 1868

What were the major issues in the first presidential election after the Civil War? Reconstruction, certainly. Civil Rights, definitely. But the country faced a whole host of issues, and a crowded field of candidates had a lot of different ideas … Continue reading

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Mentor Public Library celebrates 150 years of ‘Little Women’

We’re throwing a big party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Anyone and everyone can learn about and explore the world of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March, as well as their creator, this September at … Continue reading

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The History of the Medal of Honor

It is our nation’s highest military award, but how much do you know about the Medal of Honor? Todd Arrington, site coordinator at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, guides us through the Medal’s origins and history as part of our Leaders & … Continue reading

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