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

    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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Event Details

  • Every 1st Tuesday of every month. from 09/03/2013 to 04/01/2014

    Location: Skye Restaurant, 8434 Mentor Avenue Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Fee Information: Fee

Join a James A. Garfield NHS staff member or volunteer for a delicious lunch and delightful presentation the first Tuesday (October - April) at Skye inside Lawnfield Inn and Suites, 8434 Mentor Avenue in Mentor. Reservations are required - call Skye at 440-974-3572.

Monthly programs include:

  • October 1 - "My Dear Mrs. Garfield": Sympathy Letters to Lucretia Garfield
    Lucretia Garfield received thousands of condolence letters after her husband's death from around the country and the world. Learn more about these letters and even hear excerpts!
  • November 5 - What Did Garfield Eat? Foods of the Victorian Era
    Americans of the Garfields' time ate very differently than we do today.Learn more about some the foods and cooking methods used during the Victorian era!
  • December 3 - "Which Fork Do I Use?": Dining Etiquette in the Gilded Age
    If you've seen shows like "Downton Abbey" you know that dining etiquette was very different a century or so ago than it is today!Learn more about the many rules that governed how food was served and consumed in Gilded Age America.
  • January 7 - The Art of Lawnfield: Decorative and Fine Arts in the Garfield Hom
    A visit to the Garfield home in Mentor brings visitors face to face with beautiful and eclectic decorative, visual, and fine arts.See images of some of the favorite pieces of our visitors and staff!
  •  February 4 - Leaders at Lawnfield: Presidential Visits to James A. Garfield's Home and Property
    Did you know that SIX American Presidents visited the Garfield property during and after James A. Garfield's life?Find out who they are and why they came to visit the home of Mentor's most famous resident.

  • March 4 - Women of the Civil War: A Women's History Month Program
    In honor of March's designation as Women's History Month, learn more about some of the most interesting women of the Civil War, including some that served as spies and even some who dressed as men and fought!

  • April 1 - An Armchair Tour of National Parks Commemorating American Arts and Culture
    Everyone knows national parks for history and natural beauty, but did you know that national parks also commemorate great writers, artists, architects, and more?Learn about sites that interpret Edgar Allan Poe, Eugene O'Neill, Carl Sandburg, and more!