• White Haven Main House and Outbuildings

    Ulysses S Grant

    National Historic Site Missouri

Evening at White Haven

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David Newman as Civil War Soldier during Evening at White Haven 2012

Join the staff and volunteers for the 2013 Evening at White Haven on September 20 and 21, beginning at 6:30pm.

Return to the pivotal year 1863 as living history performers and rangers tell stories of war and freedom. The politics of the Civil War are highlighted through discussions about Grant's Vicksburg campaign and President Abraham Lincoln's prosecution of the war, including his reasons for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Hear, too, about the politics of woman's rights and their support of the Union, and how one of the enslaved women at White Haven felt about the war and the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation in Missouri.

Reservations are required for these programs and can be made by calling (314) 842-1867, Extension 230.

Did You Know?

Julia Grant with sons, Ulysses Jr. & Fred

Julia Grant with sons Ulysses Jr. and Fred. The picture was taken in 1854, when Grant was stationed on the West Coast. Separated from his family, he asked Julia to send him a picture. Shortly after receiving the photo, Grant resigned from the military to rejoin his family at White Haven.