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

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

How could a man be both a warrior and a man of peace?  Learn about why a simple mid-western man who loved his country harbored a deep desire for peace in a desperately fractured nation.  Join Grant Cottage Operations Manager Ben Kemp and 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).

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.