Hiram College
A bust of James A. Garfield in the Hiram College Library,

A bust of James A. Garfield in the Hiram College Library.

The Friends of the Hiram College Library and the Hiram Historical Society present Park Ranger Alan Gephardt, from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, speaking on “The Snivel Service: Hateful Politics and the Assassination of President Garfield” on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram College Library, 11694 Hayden St. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture is a nod to the College’s connection to James A. Garfield, who in addition to being the 20th President of the United States, was also a student at Hiram College – then called the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute – and served as the institution’s highest leader.

Gephardt has been with the James A. Garfield National Historic site since June 2009. He previously served as an Interpretation Ranger at Hampton National Historic Site and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. He holds a B.A. from Towson University and an M.A. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The Friends of the Hiram College Library has supported the Library through fundraising and volunteer efforts since its founding in 1984.