The news broke this week! Grant Cottage has been officially named a national landmark.
We’ve been following this development for a few months now, and it’s exciting to see the positive changes. Congressional leaders reflected on the moment by sharing these words:
“Finally, the Grant Cottage in Saratoga County, where one of our greatest generals and an influential presidents wrote one of the finest pieces of American literature – while terminally ill – will become a National Historic Landmark. I was proud to have gone in person to push for this hidden gem to receive resources from the National Park Service. Ulysses S. Grant is having a deserved resurgence in appreciation lately, and this well-deserved distinction will encourage more people to visit this beautiful spot.” (Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer )
“I am proud to have helped ensure the U.S. Grant Cottage in New York’s 21st Congressional District received it’s well deserved designation as a National Historic Landmark. Grant Cottage is a historically significant place in American history – during the summer of 1885, former President and Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant wrote his memoirs in the cottage before his death on July 23, 1885. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant was the second best-selling book in the 19th century, and has inspired generations of writers ever since. I extend my sincere congratulations to the Friends of Grant Cottage Trustees and Staff for their commitment to preserving and promoting this beautiful historical landmark in the North Country.” (Congresswoman Elise Stefanik)
Back in October, we did an ECW podcast on this pending news with Ben Kemp, operations manager at Grant Cottage. You can watch the video on the ECW YouTube page by clicking here.
More information about Grant Cottage on their website: https://www.grantcottage.org/
And lots of posts about the site here in the ECW Archives!
(Original news article: https://www.news10.com/top-stories/grant-cottage-saratoga-county-historic-site-named-a-national-historic-landmark/)