This exhibit explores the life and legacy of Ulysses S. Grant (1822 – 1885). Known primarily for his roles as a Civil War general and 18th President of the United States, he was far more than an acclaimed solider or politician. Grant’s role in Reconstruction and the establishment of civil rights policies is still relevant today. He was a son, husband, father, and friend whose often-contradictory actions were shaped by his background and sense of responsibility.
The objects, photographs and documents featured in this exhibit offer a glimpse into Grant’s life and lasting legacy.