How I Became a Volunteer at Grant Cottage
by Cassy Jane Werking, Grant Cottage Tour Guide
Grant Cottage has been my second home every summer since 2011. My love for the Civil War began during my sophomore at Siena College when I took a military history class that changed my life when we went to Gettysburg Battlefield together. As a college student and resident of East Greenbush, New York, I was introduced to the Grant Cottage in school-wide email from Siena and thought it was the perfect opportunity to expand my love for history over the summer! It was love at first sight when I saw the cottage and heard the story of Grant's life in 1885. As a result, I have volunteered every summer since 2011. I am now approaching my eighth summer volunteering and sharing the captivating life story of President Grant!
It was my time at the cottage that influenced my career choice. I am currently in my second year of history of my PhD program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. I plan to not only continue to share my love for history and Grant with the public, but with my future students as s professor!
For information on becoming a Grant Cottage volunteer, click here.