05 18, 2022

Lucretia Rudolph Garfield: The Homefront during the US Civil War

By |2022-05-11T15:56:54-04:00May 18, 2022|

Ever wondered what took place on the home front while soldiers fought on Civil War battlefields? Join Mrs. Lucretia Rudolph Garfield (as performed by Deborah Weinkamer of We Made History) for family stories about life in Hiram, Ohio, while her husband General James A. Garfield and brothers served in the army.

Our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site continues at noon on Wednesday, June 8, at our Main Branch. The topic will be the First Decoration Day and James A. Garfield’s role in it. The program is free to attend. You can register on our event calendar.

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

04 14, 2022

US Civil War: Seven Days to Appomattox

By |2022-04-13T15:37:13-04:00April 14, 2022|

David Lintern, a volunteer from James A. Garfield National Historic Site, explains the series of losses and calamities that influenced General Robert E. Lee’s decision to surrender in Appomattox on April 9, 1865, during a program we hosted earlier this week. While most know about the surrender itself, the preceding week is crucial in understanding Lee’s actions.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, May 11. Debbie Weinkamer, while in character as Mrs. Lucretia Garfield, will discuss what the home front was like in Hiram, Ohio, while her husband James A. Garfield and brothers fought in the Civil War. The program is free to attend. You can register to attend on our website.

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

03 12, 2022

Explore the Stories of Jewish Americans during the Civil War

By |2022-03-27T12:35:23-04:00March 12, 2022|

Chris Dobeck from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site discusses the experiences of Jewish Americans at the time of the Civil War during a talk we hosted earlier this month. In addition to their roles in the military, Jewish Americans also served in the political leadership in both the Union and Confederacy. Dobeck highlights the experiences of both the Salomon family for the Union and Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, April 13. The topic will be Appomattox and its prelude. The talk is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

02 12, 2022

Discovery the history & importance of Black Union soldiers in the Civil War

By |2022-02-09T15:47:17-05:00February 12, 2022|

More than 180,000 Black Americans fought for the Union during the Civil War, and their actions were vital to the Union Victory. In commemoration of Black History Month, Todd Arrington, site manager of James A. Garfield National Historic Site, discusses the history, importance, and experiences of Black Union soldiers during the Civil War.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, March 9. The topic will be Jewish Americans and their Civil War experience. The talk is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

11 20, 2021

Discover the Story Behind Your Favorite Christmas Carols

By |2021-11-16T15:30:21-05:00November 20, 2021|

Discover the stories behind many well-known and popular Christmas carols during a special program at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at our Main Branch.

Music is an important part of Christmas, and that’s been true even when America was at war. Two of the most musically inclined staff from James A. Garfield National Historic Site will lead an educational sing-along, exploring Christmas songs from various wartime periods in American history – not just the Civil War, but the World Wars and more.

The program is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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

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