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James A. Garfield 

James A. Garfield National Historic Site – Mentor, OH 


People visiting the James A. Garfield National Historic Site website can take a virtual tour of the Lawnfield property – interior and grounds at


James A. Garfield Birthplace – Moreland Hills, OH


Garfield Families of America (Genealogy & more)


Hiram College Archives – Hiram, OH


Biography – James A. Garfield


The Lake County Historical Society (website http://www.lakehistory.org/)  has relocated to the former Lake County Home at 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville Township, OH, 44077. 

LCHS was the caretaker of Garfield's home, Lawnfield, for many years and has an excellent Garfield collection of artifacts and archives, including photographs, books, newspapers, music, and speeches. 
Contact them at (
440) 639-2945 for more information








Lucretia Garfield

The first lady with the largest collection (55,000 items; 1807-1958) in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress is Lucretia Rudolph Garfield (1832-1918).  Please see:


Biography – Lucretia Garfield







Final Resting Place – Lake View Cemetery:




For Both First Ladies

National First Ladies’ Library



The Whitehouse Website


The First Ladies National Historic Site


William Howard Taft

The White House Web site that gives a brief history of each president


The William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati, Ohio


Wikipedia pages


Arlington National Cemetery -



Abraham Lincoln

The White House Web site that gives a brief history of each president


Lincoln Home, Springfield, IL


 Lincoln Memorial, Wash., D.C.


Lincoln’s Kentucky birthplace


Lincoln boyhood site, Indiana


Lincoln’s Tomb, Springfield, IL


Ulysses S. Grant

U.S. Grant Information Center

                      - http://faculty.css.edu/mkelsey/usgrant/ 

The White House Web site that gives a brief history of each president


The Ohio Historical Society Portal

   -http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/index.shtml -- search on “Grant


George Washington

The White House Web site that gives a brief history of each president  - 


                    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington  

George Washington Papers: Library of Congress -

                    - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwhome.html

George Washington’s Birthplace -

                    - http://www.nps.gov/gewa/index.htm

George Washington’s Boyhood Home

              “Ferry Farm” - http://www.kenmore.org/

George Washington’s Home in Virginia

              Mount Vernon” - http://www.mountvernon.org/  

George Washington & Continental Army -

              Headquarters: Newburgh, NY - http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/17/details.aspx

              Crossing the Delaware River: Trenton, NJ - http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/

              Valley Forge (King of Prussia, PA): http://www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm

George Washington in Colonial Williamsburg - http://www.history.org/almanack/people/washhdr.cfm

Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.) - http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm


George Washington by Rembrandt Peale - De Young Museum (ca. 1850)


 Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
Washington’s Wife

Biography  - http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/first-ladies/marthawashington -  

                    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Washington


In Colonial Williamsburg

                     - http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/bios/biomwash.cfm


James Peale, "Miniature Portrait, Martha Washington,"

Mary Ball Washington
Washington’s Mother

Biography  - http://history.librarypoint.org/mary_ball_washington

Home         - http://www.apva.org/MaryWashingtonHouse/


Definition of a Living Historian

 from The Alamo website








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