Discover the connection between the famous Buffalo Soldiers, Arizona’s Bonita Canyon, and Mentor’s own President James A. Garfield! Sharon Kennedy – an author and historian from Arizona – shares the story of the 10-foot monument in Bonita Canyon that soldiers from the 10th cavalry erected after President Garfield was assassinated in 1881.

This talk is part of a monthly series on the leaders and legacies of the Civil War that is hosted by the James A. Garfield National Historic Site and Mentor Public Library. Several talks in this series can be viewed online in their entirety including:

For those interested in the Civil War, we’re hosting the first of two lectures about the war’s pivotal year, 1863, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at our Main Branch. The program is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.