Debbie Weinkamer, the lead volunteer from James A. Garfield National Historic Site, takes you on a virtual tour of what Mentor, Ohio, looked like back when the president’s family lived here.

The family had a profound affect on the community (and our library.) Their names still dot our streets, parks, and schools.

If you’re interested, we have an entire YouTube playlist dedicated to local history.

Additionally, the Garfield National Historic Site also leads the fantastic and fascinating Civil War lecture series. If you’re interested in Civil War history, several of those talks can be viewed online in their entirety, including: