At James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio we interpret the family, home, and times of our nation’s twentieth president. Each day our park staff and volunteers are met with new questions about the historic home of the Garfield family, the politics and social customs of the late nineteenth century, and the family of President Garfield.
Most queries posed by visitors and the interests of our staff and volunteers lead to surprising discoveries and illuminate interesting connections between people, places, and things. The purpose of this blog is to share some of the fascinating tidbits we uncover in our research of the Garfields and explorations of the Mentor Farm.
Here at the site we are always eager to better our understanding of the cultural, historic, and landscape resources that we manage and interpret. We hope this blog will encourage our viewers to engage in the history and landscape of the Garfield home and family and the exciting times in which they lived. We welcome comments, questions, and suggestions, but please be respectful and articulate in your thoughts. The blog will be moderated and any abusive feedback will be removed. Please remember that the views presented on this blog are the personal views of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the management of the National Park Service.