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!
The Hiram College Choir Presents Songs Inspired by the Civil War Era
Music was as much a part of the Civil War era as battles, slavery, secession, and political elections. Join the Hiram College Choir as they beautifully sing original songs inspired by the era. Hiram College was once known as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, and James A. Garfield was a student and later a teacher and president of "the Eclectic" before joining the Union army to fight in the Civil War. Hiram College has many Garfield connections, and we are excited to welcome the school's choir for the presentation! Free of charge.
Did You Know?
The wallpaper in James A. Garfield's home and a side table in the Memorial Library have a spider web motif. Victorians believed that house spiders brought good luck and good fortune to the inhabitants.