Speakers at James A. Garfield NHS
Life after President Garfield with Mrs. Garfield:
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2 p.m.
President James A. Garfield died on September 19, 1881, some 80 days after being shot by Charles Guiteau on July 2. As the nation mourned a leader struck down in his prime, Garfield’s widow, Lucretia, and their five children had to adjust to life without him. Join Mrs. Lucretia Garfield (portrayed by living historian Debbie Weinkamer) for a conversation about her family’s life in the years after President Garfield’s death. Free of charge.
Author Talk and Book Signing: Historic Route 20 by Bryan Farr
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Join author Bryan Farr at James A. Garfield National Historic Site as he details the history of America's Longest Highway, US Route 20! You will hear how an early Native American path became the earliest postal roads to main Westward Expansion routes! Hear the tales of the road from witches to the Wild West. Find out which Presidents called 20 home and how Lincoln made history along the highway.
**Books will be available for purchase in our Eastern National Bookstore after the presentation. Author will sign books after the presentation. Free and open to the public
Virtual Tour of Sgt. Alvin York's World War 1 Battle Site in France
Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.
Garfield connections to World War 1 abound: presidential son Harry Garfield served as Federal Fuel Administor, and eight Garfield grandsons served overseas! As the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending the "Great War" approaches, join presenter Dennis Heritage as he uses photos and video to guide you through the recently-identified location in the Argonne Forest where the humble Tennessean Alvin York singlehandedly outshot an entire German machine gun battalion! This astonishing feat brought him the Medal of Honor and ushered his name into the pantheon of legend. Free of charge.
Last updated: August 13, 2018