IN PERSON- Ulysses S. Grant

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This program will be delivered via Zoom and will be streamed to our Kingsley Room. If you want to watch the program from home, register here

Ulysses S. Grant is one of the foremost figures in late 19th century American history but is also one of the most misunderstood. Although he served two terms as our 18th President, he is more well known today for being the commanding general of the U.S. army during the Civil War. His life and legacy have sometimes fallen victim to stereotypes, rumors, and scandal. We take a look at this larger-than-life figure and try to learn more about the man behind the myth. Who was Ulysses S. Grant and why are we still so infatuated with him?

Mallory Howard is an accomplished, experienced public speaker and an expert on the life and work of Mark Twain and on his Hartford, Connecticut home. She is also knowledgeable in American presidential history as well as the social and cultural impact of the gilded age. The topics of her presentations have included Mark Twain’s life in Hartford; his original marginalia; the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; Victorian hygiene; Harry Houdini, and 19th-century spiritualism. She has lectured at universities, scholarly conferences, and even Mississippi riverboats! She is the assistant curator at The Mark Twain House & Museum.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130



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