01 15, 2021

Major Battles of the Civil War: Mill Springs

By |2021-01-15T06:00:05-05:00January 15, 2021|

In the latest from our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ranger Rebecca revisits the Battle of Mill Springs, one of the first decisive Union victories in the key battleground of Kentucky.

She also explains the dangers of being a nearsighted Civil War general and describes how Mill Springs recently became a National Monument.

If you enjoy this, we have a pair of history of programs coming soon that you’ll love!

First, you can explore the history of inaugural balls during an online program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The speaker will be Allison Powell, a ranger from Garfield National Historic Site. Naturally, she’ll also highlight President Garfield’s ball at the Smithsonian Institution.

Then, our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 10. In honor of Black History Month, we’ll discuss the life of Frederick Douglass. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

12 10, 2020

Major Battles of the Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea

By |2020-12-10T16:00:15-05:00December 10, 2020|

“I can make Georgia howl.”

This was the promise of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman after he captured Atlanta. For his next act, Sherman marched his army to Savannah — leaving a trail of twisted rail ties and pillaged farms behind him.

The rangers from James A. Garfield National Historic Site take you back to Sherman’s March to the Sea.

By the way, the Civil War series with our friends from Lawnfield continues next year with a special online program at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The topic will be the Battle of Mill Springs. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

11 5, 2020

Discover President Garfield’s legacy as the last Lincoln Republican

By |2020-11-05T19:00:36-05:00November 5, 2020|

Benjamin Todd Arrington discusess his new book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880, which dives into the competitive and contentious election between Republican James A. Garfield and Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. The election was decided by fewer than 10,000 votes – one of the closest popular votes in American presidential history.

You may recognize Arrington from his work at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor where he presently serves as site supervisor. He’s often spoken at the library as part of our Civil War series with Garfield National Historic Site.

In fact, you can watch some of his best talk on our YouTube channel right now, including:

10 16, 2020

The Connection between President Eisenhower & Gettysburg

By |2020-10-16T10:00:42-04:00October 16, 2020|

President Eisenhower had a special relationship with the town and famous battlefield of Gettysburg, going back to his days in Camp Colt. Learn about it here from Todd Arrington, the site directory for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. (You can also learn about Arrington’s connection to both Gettysburg and Eisenhower.)

Our monthly Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site continues at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The topic will be President Lincoln’s contentious and close reelection campaign of 1864. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

In the meantime, you can visit our YouTube channel for more programs on our nation’s history. We have lectures on both President Eisenhower and the Battle of Gettysburg that you can watch at your convenience.

09 13, 2020

Civil War Generals & the Indian Wars

By |2020-09-13T13:00:30-04:00September 13, 2020|

Our Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War series continues with a look at the role that Civil War generals played in the Indian wars. Ranger Alan Gephardt of James A. Garfield National Historic Site specifically examines the actions and opinions of Generals Philip Sheridan, William Tecumseh Sherman, Winfield Scott Hancock, and Ulysses Grant.

By the way, the Civil War series with our friends from Lawnfield continues during a special online program at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The topic will be the special relationship between Gettysburg and President Eisenhower. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. 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 Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:

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