Grant birthplace program to be presented in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association will sponsor a program about “The Travels of the Grant Birthplace,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

The program will be presented by Greg Roberts.

After Grant’s death in 1885 the U.S. Grant Birthplace became an iconic shrine to the famous general and 18th president. Hundreds of thousands of people including many Civil War veterans visited the birthplace cottage – not in Point Pleasant but in Cincinnati, Columbus, and many other places as the birthplace was removed and toured the country.

It took 50 years to bring it back to Clermont County.

Roberts is a local historian and currently Vice-President of Historic New Richmond, Inc. They have managed the Grant Birthplace for the Ohio Historical Society since 1990.

The program is free and open to the public at the Harmony Hill Museum, 299 South Third Street. Call (513) 724-7790 or (513) 724-3657 by Wednesday, June 26 to register.