21963
Ohio
Ohio: Cradle of Presidents
Alongside historians and other experts, discuss the legacy of eight Ohioan presidents as you enjoy exclusive access to important museums, libraries, antiques and historic artifacts.
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Program No. 21963RJ
Length
7 days
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1,449

At a Glance

Eight men with deep roots in Ohio — seven of them native Ohioans — have ascended to the highest office in the nation and taken residence in the White House. Trace the lives and legacies of these presidents on a six-day journey through Ohio to the monuments, libraries, homes and museums that honor them, accompanied by presidential historians and other experts who lay the groundwork for an insightful tribute to these former leaders. At Lake View Cemetery, see why nearly half a million visitors come to see this historical, horticultural and architectural masterpiece.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Some walking through museums, libraries and historic homes with uneven flooring, no elevators.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Pay a visit to the Presidential Library and Museum of William McKinley to view rare 1901 film footage of the president’s funeral train and Ida Saxton McKinley’s diamond tiara.
  • Stop at the Taft Museum of Art to explore Cincinnati through the eyes of the Taft family and marvel at landscape murals by one of the first internationally recognized African-American artists, Robert S. Duncanson.
  • Meet with former Executive Director of the Friends of the James A. Garfield National Historic Site and handle artifacts related to our 20th president.
Featured Expert
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Sherry Hall
Sherry Smart Hall was the Sunday edition editor at the Marion Star and a copy editor and bureau chief at the Canton (OH) Repository before working for the Harding Home Presidential Site in Marion. Hall served as the site's education coordinator for nine years, and then became site manager in 2009. A native of Marion, she graduated from Heidelberg University with majors in English and American studies.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Sherry Hall
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Christopher Kenney
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Scott Ehrnschwender
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Andrew Mizsak
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Ann O'Neal
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Dustin McLochlin
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