Grant Days begins in Georgetown

Damon Huff - [email protected]
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GEORGETOWN, Ohio – The 22nd Annual Grant Days begins Thursday in Georgetown, Ohio.

On April 26 the festivities will kick off with a presentation by Chris Burns. The presentation, “Grant and the Minorities” will be held at the Georgetown United Methodist Church at South Main and State Street beginning 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, April 27, School Day will be hosted at the Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home on East Grant Avenue in Georgetown. Students will rotate through five to six stations concerning topics about the Civil War including medicine, food, weapons, Grant as a teenager and general information.

Friday night will feature a presentation by reenactor Dr. Curt Fields playing Grant at the Gaslight Theater. The one-man show, “Grant, Unconditional Surrender,” will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is $5, but it is free to students.

Saturday events will begin with a history walk at 9 a.m. starting at the Boyhood Home. The day’s events include discussion of Civil War battles, Grant’s second term as president, a personal visit with the Grants, a period magic show, McGregor Cottage, Grant’s early military career and a civil war panel.

Presentations will also be available at the Living History Tent at the boyhood home from 10:30 a.m. until 4:40 p.m.

Millie Henley of Cincinnati will present “Remarkable Unsung Civil War Women” and the Ladies Tea.

The memorial to the Brown County Civil War soldiers will conclude the program.

Food and drinks will be available on the grounds for cash only donations.

Ulysses S. Grant was Commanding General of the Army during the Civil War and also served as the President of the United States from 1869 to 1877.

Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in 1822 and moved to Georgetown, Ohio, in 1823 with his family. He was a student at the Maysville Seminary during his youth and attended John Rankin’s academy.

Anyone seeking further information on Grant Days can call Stan Purdy at 937-378-3087 or 937-378-4119 or email [email protected] or visit www.usgrantboyhoodhome.org.

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Damon Huff

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