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Grant: Mythical Hero or Mere Mortal? A Flags at Half Mast Program – Moderated Panel Discussion

  • Grant Cottage 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd Wilton, NY 12831 (map)

Join us for a moderated panel discussion as we separate fact from fiction and discover the man from the myth.  We are privileged to have three esteemed panelists to help us uncover the real Ulysses S. Grant.

Our panelists include: Frank Scaturro – attorney, politician, historian, author of President Grant Reconsidered, public advocate who led the efforts to restore Grant’s tomb and current President of the Grant Monument Association; Dr. George “Al” Goethals – social psychologist and holder of the professorship of the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Leadership Studies at Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, with areas of expertise including presidential and Civil War Leadership; and Dr. Andre Fleche – award-winning author and Associate Professor at Castleton College with expertise in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.  Friends of Grant Cottage Operations Manager Ben Kemp will serve as moderator.  Join us for a lively panel discussion with audience participation and help discover how myth has changed the perception of the man.

The suggested donation for Grant Cottage Porch Programs is $5 per person. Our events are supported with funding from the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Program (NYSPTPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSPTPP is administered by Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Earlier Event: August 2
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Later Event: August 9
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