Events At A Glance

The Heartbreak of Lucretia Garfield--Special Event!!!

 Saturday Jan 23rd @ 12:30  Free, but reservations required.Contact Sheila Lolli (330) 452-0876 ext. 307 slolli@firstladies.org;

Movie runs approx 2 hours refreshments provided after viewing.

“A Murder of a President” will premiere on PBS stations Tuesday, February 2, 2016 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check your local listings)

 The Heartbreak of Lucretia Garfield

 For 79 days in 1881, First Lady Lucretia Garfield held vigil at her husband James’ bedside hoping and praying for his recovery, to no avail.  Lucretia, family, friends and the nation mourned the tragic death of the President as the result of injuries from an assassin’s bullets on September 19, 1881.  

PBS Murder of a President, part ofThe President series, is the story of James A. Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, his shooting by a deluded madman, and its bizarre and tragic aftermath.  Just four months after Garfield took office, Charles Guiteau fired two bullets at the president in a Washington, DC train station.  Amazingly, Garfield survived, and for the next 79 days, the nation held its breath while his medical team and others – including inventor Alexander Graham Bell – struggled in vain to keep him alive.  Featuring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Garfield, Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as his beloved wife Lucretia, and Will Janowitz (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) as the assassin, the sweeping and dramatic story of Garfield’s life combines science and medicine, party politics and love.  Executive produced by Mark Samels and directed by Rob Rapley, guests will enjoy a very special premier viewing of this extraordinary film.