In Galena, Illinois, an historic treasure is located, Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site. In 1868, Ulysses S. Grant became our country’s 18th President and was re-elected in 1872. The Grants maintained this home as their voting residence until 1881, when they moved to New York City to be near two of their children.
All photos taken by William Huebener
this historic site provides a deeper insight of the man Ulysses S. Grant himself.
Artists recognize another aspect of history, which includes artwork displayed in homes.
What kind of artwork did we find on the walls in the Grant home?
definitely commanded respect when viewed.
which are now on exhibition in the Smithsonian.
I wonder when Grant’s head was added to the portrait,
and other generals discussing the war.
symbolizing the storm is over and the United States’ future bright.
during different stages of the Civil War.
Artists recognize their importance.
and other historic homes around our nation.
They are historic treasures.