June 17, noon—Father’s Day Picnic Performance & Book Signing.
Fathers and their families are invited to bring along a picnic lunch to experience the very spot that the Civil War General and our 18th president accomplished such a remarkable task. Visitors may lunch upon the very porch where he sat or choose the shaded picnic tables in the foreground of the Cottage. Period music performed by the 77th Regimental Balladeers will complete the picture, bringing visitors back to the summer of 1885. A stroll down to the Eastern Overlook, “Grant’s Last View”, will provide an extraordinary scenic backdrop for Father’s Day family photo opportunities.
Around the time of the performance, a new publication will make its debut. Saving Grant Cottage focuses on the intriguing people who helped preserve the cottage over the years. While tours paint a picture of the overall cottage story involving Grant,Saving Grant Cottage provides details and further stories that a standard tour cannot cover. The author, Steve Trimm (an interpreter and educator at the cottage), will be present to sign any copies purchased.
Visitors are encouraged to bring lunches as well as lawn chairs or blankets for the performance. As with other state historic sites and parks, please carry in what you carry out.
The event is free with tours of the Cottage at their regular cost.