Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation Launches New Website for Their Planned Ulysses S. Grant Museum with Library

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With plans to "create an educational museum and library complex to honor the service and sacrifices of Ulysses S. Grant," the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation has launched a new website.

Image from Planned Ulysses S. Grant Museum with Library

According to the site, “Together we can build a national treasure. The Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the first museum with library at the historic Jefferson Barracks.”

The new site outlines “who we are”, a summary of the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation, “our mission”, the goal of the creation of an educational museum and library complex and “how to help”, how patrons can donate to the cause of the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation.

Visitors to the site can also connect with the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation on Facebook to view photos, links and more information on The Ulysses S. Grant Museum with Library. Fans of the project can easily donate funds on the home page.

A video of Senator Claire McCaskill, a supporter of the Ulysses S. Grant Museum with Library can be viewed on the site as well as a video outlining the mission of the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation.

The mission of the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation, according to the site is “with the help of our leaders and supporters, the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation will honor the life of Ulysses S. Grant with a state-of-the-art library and museum complex overlooking the banks of the Mississippi river. The addition of the Grant Museum and Library will help to bring more recognition to the nationally historic site and honor the memories of all the citizens soldiers who have served our country.”

A plan, also outlined on the new site is “to establish a memorial library and museum dedicated to Jefferson Barracks’ best-known soldier, Ulysses S. Grant the general and Ulysses S. Grant the two term president of the United States. On a high point of land commanding a 180-degree view of the Mississippi river, the memorial will honor President Grant on the grounds of the historic military post that he always considered to be his first home.”

Ulysses S. Grant, whom first began his military career at Jefferson Barracks where he served his first active duty. He also fell in love with his wife Julia who lived in nearby Whitehaven. Later in his career, Grant often referred to the area as his home and he often returned.

Jefferson Barracks, the oldest operating U.S. Military post west of the Mississippi river holds nearly 175 years of American history in St. Louis’ backyard. The site is nationally recognized historic site and has served as home for thousands of U.S. soldiers such as General Ulysses S. Grant.

To learn more information about the Ulysses S. Grant Museum with Library call (314) 894-3222, visit the website at http://grantlibrary.jbhf.org or find the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jefferson-Barracks-Heritage-Foundation/158283744188048.

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