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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January - April Special Events

January - April Special Events

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

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Front Doors of Garfield Home

Grand Re-Opening of the Garfield Home May 23!

Join us the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend as we mark the re-opening of the Garfield Home! Free tours, activities and live music from 11am-4pm.

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The 1863 Laws of War

Major Battles of the Civil War

The next Major Battles program at Mentor Public Library is Wednesday, May 13 on the Laws of the Civil War. Bring a lunch and join us at noon!

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Mentor Reads James A. Garfield

Mentor Reads James A. Garfield

Join volunteers from James A. Garfield National Historic Site to discuss a different book about Mentor's favorite son at Mentor Public Library.

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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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