Living History Tour
Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Living History Tour

Step back in time to 1885 as a guide in period dress and character takes you through the rooms of the historic cottage lit by early Edison light bulbs. Experience the cottage and grounds (weather permitting) just as Victorian Era visitors would have as you are told the compelling story of the Grant family and the heroic efforts of their patriarch famed Civil War General and two-term U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

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When It’s Brother against Brother: The Civil War and Divided Families
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

When It’s Brother against Brother: The Civil War and Divided Families

This program, presented by Friends’ Trustee and Grant Cottage tour guide Diana O’Brien, will explore unique stories of soldiers and families, whose differing wartime beliefs transcended the powerful bonds of family unity and love, making loved ones the enemy, and creating wounds undefinable and untold in the hearts of so many.

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The Peacemaker, U.S. Grant: A Man of War with a Heart for Peace, International Day of Peace Program
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

The Peacemaker, U.S. Grant: A Man of War with a Heart for Peace, International Day of Peace Program

Grant Cottage Operations Manager, Ben Kemp, will explore the “peaceful warrior” whose enduring efforts towards peace still resonate with us today.  We invite the audience to be part of the stimulating conversation by sharing your thoughts on the vital elements of peace.  A peace ceremony will follow the program at the Overlook (weather permitting).

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 Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians - A Path Through History Program
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians - A Path Through History Program

Contrary to previous works on President Grant, Mary Stockwell’s Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians argues that Grant had no intention of appointing missionaries to run the nation’s many reservations. Instead, he developed plans, with the help of his friend and first commissioner of Indian affairs, Ely S. Parker, himself a Seneca Indian, to place the executive branch and the army in charge of the Indian service. 

A book signing will be held at the conclusion of the program.

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Americade Discount
Jun
5
to Jun 9

Americade Discount

50% OFF Admission for Americade Riders!
Americade Riders looking for nearby attractions... Be sure to check out Grant Cottage Historic Site. Experience the final home of our 18th US President on a mountaintop with stunning views. Only 25 minutess from Lake George.

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Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers:  How Did Middle Class Farmers in Revolutionary War New York Interact with Slavery?
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers: How Did Middle Class Farmers in Revolutionary War New York Interact with Slavery?

Usually considered a southern issue, slavery played a surprising role in colonial and revolutionary era New York.  Presenter Travis Bowman will examine how slavery evolved in New York under Dutch, British, and American systems of government and how the institution was utilized at a local and personal level among Palatine immigrants and their descendants in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys.

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Grant Cottage Annual Meeting
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Grant Cottage Annual Meeting

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Join us for The Friends of Grant Cottage Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 31st at 2pm. Learn about the accomplishments of the Friends over the last 30 years and enjoy a program titled, “Ulysses S. Grant and the 1864 Campaign in History and Memory” presented by Dr. Andre Fleche.

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A Program Celebrating Women’s Suffrage: 1848 to 1920 - A Path Through History Weekend Program
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

A Program Celebrating Women’s Suffrage: 1848 to 1920 - A Path Through History Weekend Program

In the context of the nationwide struggle for suffrage, learn about the issues at stake in the long fight for women’s rights, and how local women (suffragists and anti-suffragists) participated in the fight. Chapman Museum Educator Kim Harvish will present a program enriched by the theater and music performances of Sandi Rhodes, Patricia Dolton and Frieda Toth.

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Let Us Have Peace
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Let Us Have Peace

General Grant, portrayed by Steve Trimm, will share thoughts about how societies and individuals might contribute to peace-making and explain why "Let Us Have Peace" became the cry of his heart. This program is inspired by International Day of Peace, held on September 21.

 

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