Explore the History of the First Presidential Memorial Library
Discover how Lucretia Rudolph Garfield preserved the legacy of her husband, President James A. Garfield, and created the first presidential memorial library. After her husband was assassinated, Lucretia preserved President Garfield’s vast correspondence in her memory room, which set the precedent for the modern presidential library system. The story is told by Lucretia herself – as portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer, the lead volunteer at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.
The next talk in the Civil War series looks at American foreign policy during the war. It’s scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 10.
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