May 7 - 10am-Noon
"I Love My Park Day" -- Volunteer Spring Cleanup at the Cottage
It's the 5th annual state-wide I Love My Park Day spring cleanup event to spruce up parks and historic sites throughout New York State to prepare them for the upcoming season. Join us atop Mt. McGregor to ready the grounds around the cottage for our opening weekend at the end of May.
Bring rakes, brooms, tarps, leaf blowers, work gloves, water, etc.
Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Grant Cottage.
Please register yourself or your group for this event at: ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day
May 29 - 1pm
Oliver and Martha Welcome You
Oliver and Martha Clarke were the husband and wife team who served as the first caretakers of Grant Cottage ( 1890-1941 ). Oliver was a Union veteran and a survivor of Andersonville. Martha was the Oneida County girl who became the love of his life. Today Oliver will recount his experiences as a POW, discuss how Andersonville nearly destroyed him, and how, after he came home, Martha convinced him that life was worth living. Mr. & Mrs. Clarke will talk about their life together, with special emphasis on their years at Grant Cottage. Oliver will be portrayed by Grant Cottage tour guide Steve Trimm, Martha Kelsey Clarke by Melissa Trombley-Prosch.
June 5 -- 1pm
A Taste of Upstate NY
People are part of every Grant Cottage season and Chuck D'imperio is interested in people. His humorous voice adds to our understanding and interest in Upstate cuisine. As you start to make your summer plans, join us on the historic porch and consider the recipes and places you might explore.