Read the article about Paris Green on paint on President Grant’s White Haven estate and then complete the below activities.
- Why did Ulysses and Julia Grant choose Paris Green as the color for the White Haven home?
- Think about your own house. What makes your home unique? Describe how your house could tell a story about your own life.
- Now think about your belongings. Do you have a favorite hobby or collection you care about? What might these things say about your interests?
- What is one thing you would like to add to your house to make it better? How much would it cost? Describe it below.
Using your own choice of pens, coloring pencils, or markers, draw Ulysses S. Grant’s White Haven estate with your favorite colors.
I chose these colors because…
This activity and discussion guide is part of the Ulysses S. Grant’s Life and Legacy: Teaching with Museum Collections Lesson Plan.