Tag Archives: Grant Cottage

Was Grant “The Silent Man”?

Was Ulysses S. Grant “the silent man”? He certainly had a reputation for it in his time, and since then, his purported silence has contributed to the perception that Grant was/is sphinx-like. Later this month, I’ll have the privilege to … Continue reading

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On the Porch at Grant Cottage

I’m pleased to pass along (with permission) a neat treat shared with me by Ben Kemp, director of operations at Grant Cottage. This family portrait of Ulysses and Julia Grant at the Cottage, surrounded by their kids and grandkids, has … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Grant’s Bicentennial and His Changing Assessment

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Last month’s commemorations of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Ulysses S. Grant helped to place the general and president in the perspectives of the various decades … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Grant Cottage Acquires Additional Land

On Wednesday April 27, President Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th birthday, the New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation announced the transfer of 4 acres of the former Mount McGregor Correctional Facility to Grant Cottage. The facility, closed since … Continue reading

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ECW Patreon Exclusive: U.S. Grant’s Bicentennial at the Cottage

As previously announced, two new ECW podcast episodes are now available for free through Spotify and Apple Podcasts. However, we are still offering exclusive content on our Patreon account as a thank you for your support! The exclusive content for … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Grant’s Last Battle

It’s a pretty nerdy thing to admit, but I loved writing a book about a guy who was writing a book. That the guy was Ulysses S. Grant, and the book his personal memoirs, and that he was writing it … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: “50 Days on the Mountain” with Grant Cottage

Grant Cottage State Historic Site atop Mt. McGregor in Wilton, NY, has been doing some exceptional coverage this year of Ulysses S. Grant’s time atop the mountain, thanks to operations manager Ben Kemp. Ben has been producing a live video … Continue reading

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Being Grant: Now and Then—Postscript

ECW is pleased to welcome back our friend, Dr. Curt Fields. Curt is nationally known for his acclaimed portrayal of Ulysses S. Grant. This week, he reflects on some of the highlights of his career thus far. (postscript to a … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Grant Cottage is now a National Landmark!

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 … Continue reading

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Grant Cottage Extends Its Season and Gets Ready for Some Big News

Grant Cottage has extended its season this year—just in time to help them celebrate some exciting news. With the autumn leaves still in gorgeous color, it’s an especially beautiful time to visit. Grant Cottage—located atop Mt. McGregor in Wilton, NY, … Continue reading

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