What's a Porch For?

A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, a place to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer night. For others, a perch from which to keep eyes on what's happening in their neighborhood. In 1880, James Garfield used his front porch as a platform to greet thousands of well-wishers during his presidential campaign. Today, the porch serves as a gateway to the story of the Garfield family.

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Calendar of Events

Please click here for an up-to-date list of our programs and special events.

Skye Bistro at Lawnfield Inn and Suites

Lawnfield Lunch and Lecture Return

Enjoy lunch at Skye Bistro in Mentor while enriching your knowledge on interesting topics presented by Garfield staff and volunteers.

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Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War Era

Bring lunch and join us at Mentor Library the second Wednesday of each month for discussions on Civil War era topics. Programs are at noon.

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Kids earn your EKIP pass here!

4th graders can earn an Every Kid in Park pass, admitting them and their family into national parks around the country for FREE!

Teachers click here to learn about free 4th grade programs!

4th grade teachers click here!

Teachers can book a FREE program for 4th graders, including a ranger classroom visit and Garfield site field trip. Click here for more!

Librarians can book a FREE program for 4th graders in their communities.

Children's librarians click here!

Book a FREE program about national parks for 4th graders in your community!

Book discussions at James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Author Talks at James A. Garfield NHS!

Come and hear two authors discuss their books on subjects such as the JFK assassination, and Joseph Lister.

David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

David Keltz returns as Edgar Allan Poe in October to present three Poe classics!

Last updated: September 17, 2017

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8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060


(440) 255-8722

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