Welcome to our Destination:
The Garfield Farm
(Jackson Road along the right side.)
You would still enter the farm from the path by the Cabin which is to the left on this drawing.
Some notes before you enter:
In the linked map (below) we have 3 existing bronze plaques located in the Feltoon’s yard on the wrong side of SOM. We think storyboards are more interesting and colorful and it is our intent to tell the stories that happened at the Birthsite not the stories which occurred after James left town.
When you get to the map, (below), please zoom in a bit and click the tabs to read the signs.
And so, we invite you to enter the discussion!
Here you will find the stories our docents have been reciting for years. The stories our visitors come to hear. This is the path that leads to the farm.
CABIN CONTENT SUGGESTIONS September 2020
If you have an item or suggestion email us MHHSohio@gmail.com
HOUSEWARES / FURNITURE
Wood Chest of drawers or Wood shelving
Spinning wheel (acquired)
for yarn, thread, or both?
Blanket Chest (acquired)
Table(s) & seating (acquired)
If spinning wheel is for thread
Knitting basket (acquired)
Knitting wool, needles & project
Sewing basket with fabric, thread, pins & needles
Quilts (2) (acquired)
Ladder to loft (acquired)
Lamps (6) (acquired)
Chamber Pot (acquired)
Faux Fur (Bear, Squirrel, Rabbit, Fox)
Colt revolver &/or Winchester Rifle (toy, nonworking, replica)
fishing hooks, line,
Bed wrench (acquired)
Tub for hot water (metal or wood)
Clothes line & pegs (acquired)
Wood ash & ash sifter (acquired)
Soap, ash & fat, or stale urine?
Boys pants, drop front & suspenders
See drawing of JAG with stick
2 Boys shirts
2 Boys jackets
2 Girls dress, nightshirt or skirt
Woman’s shawl, can be knitted
Housekeeping (Godey’s Women’s Book)
Child’s reader (acquired)
JAG favorites (acquired)
Slate & Chalk (acquired)
2-3 plates, cups (transfer ware or whatever is old)
Wooden bowls (acquired)
Ceramic crocks (acquired)
Cast iron pots (2) (acquired)
Iron spoon & sieve (acquired)
Fireplace screen (acquired)
Skillets (2) (acquired)
Fire poker (acquired)
James A. Garfield Birthsite Memorial
PLEASE HELP! About 1 minute into the clip is a white house, a pond with swans, and 3 people who remain unidentified. PLEASE HELP!
This clip was found in our archives and recognized as the treasure that it is by MHHS Archivist Sandy Cobb who used her resources to digitize it. We thank freelance reporter Scott Newell of Pepper Pike for narrating it on our behalf. Enjoy!
When you Visit Wear a Mask and Practice Social Distancing. Restrooms are not available at this site. The Cabin Will be Open:
Sat Sep 26 10:00-1:00
Sat Oct 3 10:00-1:00
Sun Oct 4 10:00-1:00
Sun Oct 11 10:00-1:00
Sun Oct 18 10:00-1:00
VIDEO (below) – Garfield Memorial Cabin – VIDEO (below)
2017 Thanks Scott Newell (length=10 minutes)
JAG Birthsite Brochure Contact a Docent to open the Cabin (free).
BORN: Orange Township – now the Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio. November 19, 1831.
MILITARY: Colonel of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Later he was promoted to brigadier general.
INAUGURATION: 1881 as 20th President of the United States. His presidency lasted for 100 days.
ASSASSINATED: July 2, 1881 by Charles Guiteau
DIED: Elberton, New Jersey, September 19, 1881. Entombed: Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
“So – Moreland Hills, we hail your quiet and peaceful neighborhoods. Your still beautiful trees and long views of the Valley and your ensuing generations may be mindful of the following: this land produced a President of the United States and a great many other people who helped in the transition from beautiful farm country to beautiful home country. They built lovely homes, raised fine families and made Moreland Hills a beautiful place to live.”
This quote is taken from a 1975 letter written by Bob Stern, Jr. to “Virginia” which shares a bit of Bob’s insight as to our community’s transition from agriculture to suburban. Continue reading
We thank Debbie Weinkamer, of We Made History and Aiden Kondik for taking us back and time and for bringing our piece of history to life.