11 5, 2020

Discover President Garfield’s legacy as the last Lincoln Republican

By |2020-11-05T19:00:36-05:00November 5, 2020|

Benjamin Todd Arrington discusess his new book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880, which dives into the competitive and contentious election between Republican James A. Garfield and Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. The election was decided by fewer than 10,000 votes – one of the closest popular votes in American presidential history.

You may recognize Arrington from his work at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor where he presently serves as site supervisor. He’s often spoken at the library as part of our Civil War series with Garfield National Historic Site.

In fact, you can watch some of his best talk on our YouTube channel right now, including:

10 16, 2020

The Connection between President Eisenhower & Gettysburg

By |2020-10-16T10:00:42-04:00October 16, 2020|

President Eisenhower had a special relationship with the town and famous battlefield of Gettysburg, going back to his days in Camp Colt. Learn about it here from Todd Arrington, the site directory for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. (You can also learn about Arrington’s connection to both Gettysburg and Eisenhower.)

Our monthly Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site continues at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The topic will be President Lincoln’s contentious and close reelection campaign of 1864. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

In the meantime, you can visit our YouTube channel for more programs on our nation’s history. We have lectures on both President Eisenhower and the Battle of Gettysburg that you can watch at your convenience.

09 13, 2020

Civil War Generals & the Indian Wars

By |2020-09-13T13:00:30-04:00September 13, 2020|

Our Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War series continues with a look at the role that Civil War generals played in the Indian wars. Ranger Alan Gephardt of James A. Garfield National Historic Site specifically examines the actions and opinions of Generals Philip Sheridan, William Tecumseh Sherman, Winfield Scott Hancock, and Ulysses Grant.

By the way, the Civil War series with our friends from Lawnfield continues during a special online program at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The topic will be the special relationship between Gettysburg and President Eisenhower. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:

08 14, 2020

The Civil War & President James A. Garfield

By |2020-08-14T16:00:06-04:00August 14, 2020|

By now, many people know how Mentor’s own President James A. Garfield served in the Civil War, but how did he feel about the war and its causes?

Garfield catapulted to national fame because of his role in the impressive victory during the Battle of Middle Creek in 1862. Even before he donned a soldier’s uniform, though, Garfield had strong convictions and opinions about the events which led to the Civil War. Ranger Alan Gephardt of James A. Garfield National Historic Site will discuss Garfield’s private and public sentiments about the war and the cause for which millions fought.

Our Civil War series with our friends from Lawnfield continues during a special online program at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The topic will be on the role Civil War veterans like Sherman and Sheridan played in the Indian Wars. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:

06 13, 2020

Civil War: The Life of Jefferson Davis

By |2020-06-13T09:00:50-04:00June 13, 2020|

Our Civil War series with our friends at James A. Garfield National Historic Site is back!

This month, we revisited the life of Jefferson Davis. Most know Davis as the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, but he also served in the U.S. military and legislature. Also, discover his role in the infamous Eggnog Riot!

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:

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