What's a Porch For?

A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, a place to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer night. For others, a perch from which to keep eyes on what's happening in their neighborhood. In 1880, James Garfield used his front porch as a platform to greet thousands of well-wishers during his presidential campaign. Today, the porch serves as a gateway to the story of the Garfield family.

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May - August Special Events

May - August Special Events

Please click here for a list of our special events and programs.

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Outdoor Shakespeare - The Life of Timon in Athens

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival returns for another season with "The Life of Timon in Athens" performed on Saturday, June 27 @7pm.

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Major Battles of the Civil War

The next Major Battles program at Mentor Public Library is Wednesday, July 8 on Civil War writer Ambrose Bierce. Bring a lunch and join us at noon

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New Management Structure for Garfield Site

Recently an announcement was made regarding changes to the management structure at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

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Love History? We'd Love to Have You Here!

Like history? Are you a people person? We are now training volunteers for our spring and summer season. Click below for more details!!

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