Special Events

Upcoming events

April 18 - 10:00 a.m. Calvin Coolidge

April 25 10am - 2pm Jr Ranger Day

May 2 - Storytelling Festival, presentations at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

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Ronald C. White

Ulysses S. Grant Lecture

and John Y Simon Day

Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00am

Dr. Ronald White will be the keynote speaker.

Dr. John Y. Simon

Dr. John Y. Simon

Harriet F. Simon

John Y. Simon Day

The Ulysses S. Grant Lecture is named for Dr. John Y. Simon, editor of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Professor of History at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association from 1962 until his death in 2008. He edited 31 annotated volumes of Grant's letters and papers. He also edited Julia Dent Grant's memoirs and was the author or editor of over 100 articles on Civil War, Grant, Lincoln, and Illinois history. His scholarship on Grant has been indispensable to Ulysses S. Grant National Historic site. Harriet F. Simon donated her husband's extensive book collection to the site in March 2010, adding over 2,000 monographs to the park library.

The lecture is sponsored by Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and supported by Jefferson National Parks Association. It is typically held in October every year.

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