The 22nd annual U.S. Grant Days will kick off with a presentation by Chris Burns entitled “Grant and the Minorities” Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., at the Georgetown United Methodist Church at South Main and State Streets, Georgetown, Ohio.
The event is sponsored by the Brown County Historical Society and admission is free.
The annual celebration continues Friday, April 27, with school day at the U.S. Grant Boyhood Home on East Grant Avenue in Georgetown. Home schooled students and parents are welcome. Students will rotate through five-six stations concerning topics including Civil War, Medicine, Food, Weapons, and U.S. Grant as a teenager and General. Admission is free.
Friday night will feature a presentation by Dr. Curt Fields at the Gaslight Theater as Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant. Dr. Fields is a nationally known Grant re-enactor. The one-man show is entitled “Grant; Unconditional Surrender.” Admission is $5, students free.
Saturday events include Ned Lodwick’s History Walk, beginning 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.
Millie Henley of Cincinnati, a frequent presenter, will present “Remarkable Unsung Civil War Women,” the Ladies Tea, an annual feature, and the Memorial to the Brown County Civil War Soldiers will conclude the program.
Food and drinks are available on the grounds all day for cash only donations requested.
For more information contact Stan Purdy at 937-213-4119, 937-378-3087; Ned Lodwick at 937-446-3226; [email protected], or www.usgrantboyhoodhome.org.