Filed under: Calendar Events
Tagged as: Brown County, Georgetown (OH), Southwest Ohio, Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home.
|April 6, 2013|
|11:00 am||to||2:30 pm|
Years of research and work come to a crescendo this spring as the Grant Boyhood Home reopens following a $1.4 million restoration. The project has returned Ulysses S. Grant’s boyhood home to its appearance in 1839, the year he left for West Point.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Newly restored Grant Boyhood Home open with free admission/Grant Schoolhouse open with free admission
Noon: Rededication program at Grant Boyhood Home
2 p.m: Grant Boyhood Home closes
2:30 p.m.: Program of Civil War music followed by Civil War historian Ed Bearss on The End of the Civil War at Georgetown’s historic Gaslight Theater. Deann Kelly opens the program at 2:30 with songs of the Civil War era, followed by Bearss’ presentation at 3 p.m. Bearss joined the National Park Service in 1955, served as chief historian from 1981 to 1994 and retired in 1995 as chief historian emeritus. Author of 18 books on the Civil War, Bearss has been called a rock start of Civil War historians. A spellbinding storyteller, he has a rapid-fire delivery that leaves no doubt that history has a vibrant life of its own. This will be Bearss’ sixth appearance in Georgetown, sponsored by the U.S. Grant Homestead Association, which manages the Grant Boyhood Home and the Grant Schoolhouse for the Ohio Historical Society. For tickets ($10), write U.S. Grant Homestead Association, 318 W. State St., Georgetown, OH 45121 or call (937) 378-3087.