Grant Historic Site awarded for special project


Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road.

The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic site, 7400 Grant Road, was recognized for its exhibits and special events commemorating the 200th anniversary of Grant’s birth by the Organization of American Historians.

The national historic site announced April 19 that the OAH named the “Farmer, General, President: Ulysses S. Grant at 200” project a recipient of the OAH’s 2023 Stanton-Horton Award for Excellence in National Park Service History, which is given annually to recognize projects for, by and with the National Park Service.

 The award was presented during the OAH’s 2023 American history conference.

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Grants birth, the Ulysses SGrant National Historic Site developed an impressive


The park had many opportunities for visitors to learn about Grant, from traditional programming to temporary and virtual exhibits showcasing artifacts associated with Grant, his in-laws the Dents, and the enslaved people who lived and worked at their farm, White Haven.

Founded in 1907, the OAH is the largest professional organization dedicated to the teaching and study of U.S. history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. The OAH represents more than 6,000 historians working in the U.S. and abroad. Members include college and university professors, precollegiate teachers, archivists, museum curators, public historians, students and a variety of scholars employed in government and the private sector.