New York State, New York City and Washington, D.C.
October 7-11, 2015
This rigorous itinerary had students starting at the site near Buffalo, New York, where Theodore Roosevelt took the presidential oath of office for the first time; then progressing to the city of Roosevelt’s birth and venue for his time as New York City police commissioner; and ending where he held the nation’s highest office. Students visited the Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Inaugural Site, Roosevelt’s home on Long Island, the Roosevelt Memorial at the American Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the White House and Theodore Roosevelt Island, among other locations.
The James M. Garfield Memorial Cabin in Moreland Hills, Ohio and the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio
March 28, 2016
Adjacent to the marker that denotes Garfield’s birthplace sits an exact replica of the humble log cabin where he spent his youth in Moreland Hills, Ohio. The James A. Garfield National Historic Site, operated by the National Park Service, showcases a much grander home where Garfield and his family lived starting in 1876. For a full account of the Scholars’ trip, read “Hiram Scholars visit President Garfield’s former home, birthplace”
April 13-19, 2016
Through visiting such locations as Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave, Crazy Horse Memorial and Theodore Roosevelt National Park, students examined and gained an appreciation for the 26th president’s “strenuous” life and the locations that inspired his conservation policies. Read “Badlands make good learning opportunity for Hiram College Garfield Scholars” for more details.