• Front Porch of the Garfield Home - site of 1880 presidential campaign

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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  • Garfield Home is Closed in September; Visitor Center and Grounds Remain Open

    The Garfield Home is closed from September 2 through March, 2015 for the installation of a new geothermal heating and air conditioning system. The Visitor Center and Grounds will remain open during this time; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. More »

  • Behind the Scenes, Behind the Ropes, Civil War Tour Suspended

    Due to the house closure, the Behind the Scenes, Behind the Ropes, and the Civil War tour will be suspended until April, 2015. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you in the spring!

Hat Wearing Ladies of Intellect and Industry in the Victorian Age

While the Victorian age may be more generally known for delicate ladies and fainting couches, author Cynthia Marek Lundeen invites you to explore the lives of Coco Chanel and Lilly Dache, whose intellect and industry created business empires founded on the creative design of fine millinery.

Hat making equipment from the era will be on display, including wooden hat blocks and several of First Lady Lucretia Garfield's own favorite hats. The author will be available to sign copies of her new book The Victorian and Edwardian Ladies Guide to Business and Millinery Style Book with Observations for the 21st Century.

This FREE program is at 1pm on Saturday, March 9 in the Visitor Center auditorium. No reservations are needed.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Brig. Gen. James A. Garfield, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-B8172-2218 DLC

At the time James A. Garfield was promoted to Brigadier General in January 1862, he was 30 years old, making him the Union Army's youngest General.