• White Haven Main House and Outbuildings

    Ulysses S Grant

    National Historic Site Missouri

Special Events

Park Volunteer Dave helping with Junior Ranger Day

Park volunteer Dave helping with Junior Ranger Day

National Park Service

Junior Ranger Day

Join in the fun on April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Go Wild at White Haven.

9 - 10 am - Travel Through Time Bike/Walk Event on the Great Rivers Greenway Grant's Trail. Registration starts at 9 am outside the park gates with bikers leaving at 9:30 and walkers leaving at 10:00.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Junior Ranger Activities - Participate in games, songs and special tours of the historic house. Earn badges and patches.

Ulysses S. Grant Lecture

and John Y Simon Day

Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:00am

Speaker to be announced

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.

Did You Know?

Julia Dent Grant photo by Brady

The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant) weren't published until 1975, nearly 80 years after Mrs. Grant wrote them. They were considered too close to the private life of her husband to be published in the 1890s.