March 4, 2024 – General Meeting - 7:30 P.M.
Speaker: Pat Schuber, Historian, Author, Lecturer, Former Bergen County Executive
Topic: “U.S. Grant”
On Monday, March 4, 2024, the Harrington Park Historical Society is delighted to welcome back as their guest lecturer, former Bergen County Executive William “Pat” Schuber, Esq. presenting “U.S. Grant.”
There is no cost to attend the lecture starting at 7:30 P.M. in the Harrington Park Library located at 10 Herring Street in Harrington Park and everyone is invited to attend the program.
On April 27,1822, Ulysses S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Grant’s father, Jesse, was a tanner and an abolitionist. Grant received an education from several private schools and later attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduating in the middle of his class, Grant was stationed in Missouri where he visited with his former classmate and friend, Fred Dent. During the visit, Grant met Fred’s sister, Julia, and fell in love with her. In 1848, they married and would go on to raise four children together.
At the onset of the Civil War, Governor John Wood appointed him commander of an unruly volunteer regiment. By September 1861, Grant had instilled order and discipline within the unit and was rewarded with a promotion to brigadier general of the volunteer force.
You’ll learn more of Grant’s military and political careers as he goes on to become general-in-chief and twice the President of the United States.
Immediately following Mr. Schuber’s presentation there will be a reception. All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information on the Society and its activities, please contact Gerri Gibney at 201 768-2615, or visit the Society at www.harringtonparkhistoricalsociety.com or on Facebook.