Join Grant Cottage Operations Manager Ben Kemp as we discuss Ulysses S. Grant, his faith and his views on religion. This moderated discussion group is open to the public and all are encouraged to bring their own personal research and share their insights on the subject.
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.
Grant Cottage tour guide Steve Trimm will portray Ulysses S. Grant as he reflects upon Grant's relationship with Abraham Lincoln one year after the president's assassination. General Grant, now removed from his grief, will talk about Lincoln the President, and the man. No registration required.
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.
What did local residents do for fun in the Victorian era? Join Brookside Museum’s Educational Director Anne Clothier at the Cottage to learn about the numerous fraternal groups, soirees, fairs, church socials, casinos and academies that offered entertainment and enrichment to Saratogians of long ago.
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.
Join Grant Cottage Site Coordinator Ben Kemp as he examines Ulysses Grant III’s extraordinary life starting as a young boy on the steps of his grandfather’s final home at Mt. McGregor to becoming a Major General in the US Army striving to preserve the heritage of his family and his country.
Andre M. Fleche, associate professor of history at Castleton University, reflects on the ways that Grant’s ultimately successful candidacy cemented the legacy of Union and emancipation, thereby shaping the meaning of the Civil War itself.
Engaging storyteller Gloria May will explain how Winsor French's accomplishments are still part of Saratoga today and what part he played in Grant’s funeral on Mount McGregor on August 4, 1885.
Join Civil War veteran Oscar Kemp (portrayed by descendant and Grant Cottage staff member Ben Kemp) as he recounts his war experiences with the 115th NY and discusses the experience of veterans after the war and the GAR.