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.


October - December Special Events

October - December 2015 Events

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

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Every Kid in a Park

Attention 4th Graders!!

Fourth graders can earn a free pass to visit public lands with their families! Complete a fun activity online to get your pass and start exploring.

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The dining room at Skye Bistro

Lunch and Lecture Series at Skye Bistro

Rangers and Volunteers step offsite once a month to educate the lunchtime crowd at Skye Bistro in Mentor. Reservations required - call 440-974-3572.

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Andersonville Prison

Major Battles and Topics of the Civil War

The next Major Battles program at Mentor Public Library is Wednesday, December 8 on Civil WAr Prisons. Bring a lunch and join us at noon

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Find out what's behind this door!

Behind the Scenes

Each month, visitors can take a peek into areas off-limits to the general public. Find out how you can see what's behind the door!

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White gloves are mandatory on the Behind the Ropes tour!

Behind the Ropes

Join us for a different look behind the scenes as we bring you up close to examine and even handle some of the site's collection.

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General James A. Garfield

Garfield and the Civil War Tour

This special 2 hour tour examines James Garfield's military experiences during the Civil War, and those of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

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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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