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Courtesy of Louis Picone
White House History Live: Grant's Tomb - The Life and Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant
Date
05/25/2021
Time
Days
Tuesday

Join us in learning more about White House History right from your own home. Our Facebook Live series, White House History Live, delves into the stories that make up the history of the Executive Mansion.

In his new book presidential historian Louis Picone explores the fascinating story of Grant’s Tomb, which features memorable characters, public memory, and popular culture. When it was dedicated in 1897, it was the most popular attraction in New York City, often visited by Union and Confederate veterans to celebrate reunification. But as Grant’s legacy began to suffer, so did his tomb. By the latter half of the twentieth century, it had devolved into a pitiful site, forgotten and desecrated. Thankfully that was not the final chapter of Grant’s Tomb and its story is still being told. Just like Ulysses S. Grant’s legacy, in recent years his tomb has also risen from the ashes to reclaim some of its former glory.

This event will be live streamed on the White House Historical Association's Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 5 pm ET on May 25th.