Hayes Centennial Tour Comes to Georgetown

     The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library marked it's 100th anniversary earlier this year, and in celebration of the milestone, the presidential couple is taking a tour of the country. Cutouts of the former president and first lady are on track to visit every presidential home or library before the year is out, including certain stops at first lady sites.

     The president spent three days in Georgetown last week, and took time to visit Grant's Boyhood home and School. Long-time members Nancy and Ellen were there to welcome him, and grabbed a picture in the living room.

     Keep track of the tour by visiting the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums on Facebook, and be sure to stay up to date on the U.S. Grant Boyhood Home & Schoolhouse Historic Sites as well.

 

Grant bicentennial proclaimed

Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, cosponsored a Senate resolution that proclaims 2022 as the bicentennial year for the celebration of the birth of President Ulysses S. Grant, a southwest Ohio native born in Point Pleasant on April 27, 1822 and raised in Georgetown. The resolution also designates the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library’s Ulysses S. Grant Association as the official institution for organizing this bicentennial celebration

Georgetown's "Native Son" comes home

To say the least, it has been a long and rocky road for the U. S. Grant Homestead Association and the Village of Georgetown in regard to erecting a statue to honor the village's native son, Ulysses S. Grant.

But that road comes to an end on Saturday, Aug. 25, when the white, Vermont granite statue is officially dedicated.

Area Ohio towns film Underground Railroad video for ONN

Three Ripley residents and a Georgetown resident, took part in a video filmed for the Ohio News Network's series entitled, "Discover Ohio."

The video, filmed in Ripley and Georgetown, focuses on the Underground Railroad's significance in Ohio's history.

Grant tannery gifted to Ohio History Connection

Because of one family's generosity, the site of Jesse Grant's tannery on East Grant Avenue has been gifted to the Ohio History Connection.

The gift was made by Bob Waters and his family; daughters, Joan Baird of San Marcos, Calif. and Cheryl Turner of Cincinnati, both retired school teachers; and son, Bob, a pharmacist and drug store owner in Georgetown.