Tag Archives: James A. Garfield

The Untold Stories of Mentor, Ohio, with Thomas Matowitz

Thomas Matowitz, the author and local historian who literally wrote the book one Mentor, Ohio, returned to the library to share some of his best stories. Matowitz is the perfect person to discuss prominent Mentor families like the Garfields, landmarks like … Continue reading

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James A. Garfield and the First Decoration Day

Our nation will commemorate Memorial Day later this month, and our friends from James A. Garfield National Historic Site offer a timely reminder on the holiday’s origin. Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, a way to celebrate and commemorate soldiers  who … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: General Winfield Scott Hancock

General Winfield Scott Hancock was a spectacular corps commander, perhaps the Union’s best. But that’s not the only reason Todd Arrington (site commander of James A. Garfield National Historic Site) chose Hancock as the subject of his latest Civil War … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: The Civil War & Grand Army of the Republic

For years, we’ve partnered with James A. Garfield National Historic Site—our neighbors down the street—for a monthly program about the U.S. Civil War. Their experts have discussed Civil War art, the Gettysburg Address, the role of female spies during the … Continue reading

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