Lincoln and Grant visit White Haven
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Living history re-enactors Fritz Klein and Larry Werline bring to life two pivotal figures in American history: President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant.
This free program follows Lincoln and Grant on a fictional visit to St Louis during the Civil War as these two important men explore thier thoughts on emancipation, the Civil War, and the future of America.
Reservations for this event are free and can be made by calling (314) 842-1867.
and John Y Simon Day
Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:00am
Educating a General: U.S. Grant's Preparation for West Point
William C. Davis will be the featured speaker. He is a native of Independence, Missouri and is the author or editor of more than 50 book in the fields of Civil War and Southern history as well as numerous documentary screenplays. He was the on-camera senior consultant for 52 episodes of the Arts and Entertainment Network/History Channel series "Civil War Journal." Since 2000, Davis has been Professor of History, and Director of Programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. Davis received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Sonoma State Universit in California. He will sign copies of his books following the Lecture.
Reservation Tickets: $10.00
The ticket will be honored for $10 toward a minimum $10 purchase in the U.S. Grant NHS Sales Area on the day of the event only. Copies of several of Davis's recent books will be available for purchase at the site.
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?
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.