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DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "Ulysses S. Grant at 200: Interpreting a Remarkable Life at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site" - Tuesday, April 19th, 1:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "Ulysses S. Grant at 200: Interpreting a Remarkable Life at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site" - Tuesday, April 19th, 1:00 pm ET

    Posted 04-11-2022 13:57
    Hi Everyone -

    Please join us via webinar for our next free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lecture, entitled "Ulysses S. Grant at 200: Interpreting a Remarkable Life at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site" on Tuesday, April 19th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.

    While discussing Ulysses S. Grant's character in an interview, General William T. Sherman once remarked that Grant was a mystery to himself. Since 1989, the National Park Service has attempted to uncover this mystery by interpreting his life at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri. The site manages White Haven, the childhood home of Grant's wife, Julia Dent Grant. White Haven was where Grant first met Julia, later living with his family at the home from 1854 to 1859. The home was also a place of enslavement, with the Dent family enslaving upwards of thirty African Americans before the Civil War. In this presentation, Park Ranger Nick Sacco will analyze Grant's life as a St. Louis farmer and his experiences while living at White Haven before the Civil War. He'll address some of the myths, stories, and realities of Grant's life while discussing the establishment of White Haven as a unit of the National Park Service in 1989.

    All that are interested are invited. Please go to the following link to request webinar registration information:

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=urWTBhhLe02TQfMvQApUlFEdn8G3vZVKlnYWFjYkWjhUOEZJWjBYQVlSNjBTOEk3RTJBOVcyTE1DUi4u

    If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's Online Contact Form at https://www.doi.gov/library/interior-library-contact-form. Please list the title of the program you wish to attend on the subject line.

    You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at llibrary@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program. For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at http://www.doi.gov/library.


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    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    E-Mail: George_Franchois@ios.doi.gov
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
    Fax: (202) 208-6773
    Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
    OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas
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