Tag Archives: James A. Garfield

Discover President Garfield’s feelings about the Civil War

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? Learn during a special online program hosted by by the library and James A. … Continue reading

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Major Battles of the Civil War: The Battle of Middle Creek

Our Civil War series continues with a spotlight on The Battle of Middle Creek, a lesser-known conflict with local importance because Mentor’s own James A. Garfield led the Union into the fray. Discover how what happened in Kentucky set Garfield … 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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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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