Ranger Rebecca Grimke from James A. Garfield National Historic Site explains what fashion looked like before the Civil War and how the war changed it. At least one of these changes still affects the fashion world today!

Our Civil War series with the Garfield National Historic Site continues at noon on Wednesday, April 12, at our Main Branch. Lucretia Garfield (as portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer) will explain how her efforts to preserve her husband’s correspondence led to the creation of the first presidential library. You can sign up online for the program or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

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