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Still time to register for Grant conference this weekend

The Ulysses S. Grant Association has scheduled a three-day conference and annual meeting in Georgetown, Ohio, the small town where Grant grew up.

President Grant taking the oath of office March 4, 1873. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

It begins Friday with a dinner and speaker, followed by a day-long bus and walking tour of Grant sites in the area, in particular the recent $1.4 million restored house where Grant grew up. Saturday’s program concludes with another dinner and speaker. On Sunday, the event ends with a morning discussion of Grant’s status in popular culture and education.

According to organizers, there is still room for a few more attendees. Fill out the registration form on the organization’s Web site and then pay at the door.

The conference price is $150 for a member and $350 for non-members. A lifetime membership is $200 so there is a built-in incentive to join this very worth organization. The association is headquartered at Mississippi State University as is the Grant Presidential Collection with some 15,000 linear feet of correspondence, photographs, research notes, scrapbooks and memorabilia on Grant the person, the general and president.

The conference hotel is the Hampton Inn at nearby Maysville, Ky.


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