“Ulysses S. Grant” To Speak At Archives And History Day

Re-enactor Richard Hill as President Ulysses S. Grant (Photo courtesy Monmouth County)

MANALAPAN – For more than 50 years, reenactor Richard Hill has brought American Civil War era figures to life. He’ll do so again as President Ulysses S. Grant at the Monmouth County Clerk’s 23rd Annual Archives and History Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Monmouth County Library headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive.

Hill, as Grant, will reminisce about his days in Long Branch. The president had a 28-room summer cottage, where he spent his summers between 1870 and 1884. That cottage is featured in this year’s Archives Day exhibit and catalog, “Historic Buildings in Monmouth County: Stories and Styles.”

“Richard Hill is a remarkable actor and personifies our famous general and United States President,” Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon said. “We are delighted that he will join us on Oct. 13.”

“Archives Day is designed for the public to connect with archivists, historians, and other preservationists,” Monmouth County Archivist Gary D. Saretzky said. “This event provides the opportunity to learn about the history of Monmouth County and to hear fascinating stories from the people who have studied it.”

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For more information about the event, visit MonmouthCountyClerk.com/Archives.