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Fact #13 ( Ulysses S. Grant)

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant smoked at least 20 cigars a day and, after a brilliant war victory, a nation of well wishers sent him more than 10,000 cigars. He later died of throat cancer.

Daily Events for Monday, Feb 18th, 2013

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Spirits of the Passage" exhibit gallery open
    This humbling exhibition explores the circumstances of the transatlantic slave trade, gleaning facts and artifacts from the archaeological excavation of a sunken slave ship.  Launching in February in conjunction with Black History Month, "Spirits of the Passage" includes real artifacts from slave ships as well as other period items.  Iron shackles (some small enough to restrain a child), ivory tusks and brass bowls are only a few of the objects guests will find. How did the trade get started, who was involved and why did it thrive? These are some of the important questions this exhibition seeks to answer.

    Location
    2nd floor, north gallery

  • 3:30 pm - 3:50 pmThe Charge of the Light Brigade: 1854
    An 11th Hussar tells of the "charge" at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War.*****

    Location
    1st Floor Theater