James A. Garfield National Historic Site/
**All programs are held at Mentor Public Library 8215 Mentor Ave
Mentor Public Library
2018 “Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War Era” Programs
All programs start at 12 p.m.
Free reservations please call (440) 255-8811
Attendees are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
Wednesday, November 14
“We Can Now Look Back Upon the Scene”: Cycloramas as Art, Entertainment, & Memorial
Healing takes time. By the last decades of the 19th
century, Americans were ready to look back at their shared experience of Civil War. A new theatrical field—the cyclorama—allowed people to witness the war in a way no parade or monument could. This presentation will look at battlefield cycloramas and the amazing ability they had to put veterans and their families in the center of the defining experience of their lives. Speaker: Joan Kapsch, James A. Garfield NHS.
Wednesday, December 12 Network to Freedom: Connecting James A. Garfield NHS to the Underground Railroad
Join James A. Garfield NHS staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on the second Wednesday of each month for a new talk on “Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War Era!” In late 2017, James A. Garfield NHS was given the high honor of being designated a site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. This program, administered by the National Park Service, recognizes, coordinates, and integrates sites across the country associated with the Underground Railroad or events/people that contributed to the Underground Railroad. Embark on a journey to discover the Network to Freedom and James A. Garfield NHS’s connection to it. Come away knowing more about other related sites across the country and right here in northeast Ohio! Program is free of charge; please make a free reservation by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the talk. Speaker: Allison Powell, James A. Garfield NHS.