Sunday special events at Grant Cottage
Special event programs on the Civil War are being offered at Grant Cottage in Wilton on Sundays in June from 1 to 3 p.m.
Tours of the cottage are available on program days at $5 for adults; $4, seniors and students; children younger than 6, free.
June 19 — Ice cream, games, and toys: Ice cream, a scavenger hunt, Quaker rifle drills and games are planned. Elementary-age children will be able to try on Civil War era clothing and meet Sam Willet who guarded the cottage and entertained the Grant children in 1885. Walk to the overlook, bring a picnic lunch and discover the programs offered this season.
June 26 — General Grant and the U.S. Navy: Grant, who began his Civil War career drilling Illinois recruits, understood that naval cooperation was vitally important. Michael Dziewulski’s digital images of strategic Confederate-held rivers and tributaries will help visitors better understand Grant’s western campaign. Following an opportunity for questions and answers, period music will be provided by the United States Naval Landing Party.
For information on Ulysses S. Grant State Historic Site, located just north of Saratoga Springs at Mount McGregor, Town of Moreau, in Wilton, visit http://www.grantcottage.org/.
Gloria MazurePost Author
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