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
7 days
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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.
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.
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James Ramage
A native of Paducah, Dr. James A. Ramage is Regents Professor of History Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, with 18 months in Okinawa and 15 months in Turkey. Since earning a Ph.D. in history at the University of Kentucky, James has authored several books on American history, and is currently writing a biography of Ulysses S. Grant.

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

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Lynde Vespoli
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James Ramage
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Christopher Kenney
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