MANALAPAN, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is pleased to announce that Richard Hill, a President Ulysses S. Grant re-enactor, will reminisce about his days in Long Branch at the County Clerk’s 23rd Annual Archives and History Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan.
At 10 a.m., Richard Hill will address the audience, and will be available at his exhibitor table throughout the event which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. President Ulysses S. Grant’s 28-room cottage in Long Branch, where he spent his summers between 1870 to 1884, is featured in this year’s Archives Day Exhibit and Catalog titled, “Historic Buildings in Monmouth County: Stories and Styles.”
“Richard Hill is a remarkable actor and personifies our famous general and United States President,” said County Clerk Hanlon. “We are delighted that he will join us on Oct. 13.”
Richard Hill is a presenter of historical figures from the American Civil War Era. With more than fifty years of experience researching period characters and events, Mr. Hill presents Ulysses S. Grant during his wartime tenure as a general officer of the United States Army or as 18th President of the United States.
“Archives Day is designed for the public to connect with archivists, historians, and other preservationists,” said Monmouth County Archivist Gary D. Saretzky. “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.”
For more information about the 2018 Archives and History Day, including the preliminary program for the event, please visit the Monmouth County Clerk’s Archives Division website at MonmouthCountyClerk.com/Archives or contact the Monmouth County Archives at 732-308-3771, ext. 3776, or email CountyClerk@co.monmouth.nj.us.
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