Tag Archives: James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Life & Legacy of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Our Civil War series continues with the hero of Little Round Top – well, certainly one of the heroes – Brevet Major-General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Many of us know about the heroics of the 20th Maine at Gettysburg. But what about the injury … Continue reading

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5 Facts about the Garfield Family & Mentor Public Library

We’re fortunate to be neighbors with the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. They lead a monthly a Civil War series at our Main Branch and are a wonderful resource to have nearby. Moreover, the Garfield family has a long … Continue reading

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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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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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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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