The Ulysses S. Grant Association and the U. S. Grant Presidential Library are pleased to announce the U. S. Grant Annual Membership meeting and the kickoff event for the Grant bicentennial year will be held March 3-5, 2022. While the U.S. Grant Annual Membership Meeting is typically an event for Grant Association members, this year as a part of the celebration of the birth of Grant in 1822, the Grant Annual Meeting will include public events that are open and free to the public.

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Thursday, March 3rd
7:00 PM

Dinner and Unveiling of the U. S. Grant Traveling Exhibit

Jim Bultema, Ulysses S. Grant Association

7:00 PM

Jim Bultema, Vice President of the Ulysses S. Grant Association, provides remarks about the US Grant Association and his vision for the future of the association.

Friday, March 4th
9:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Ulysses S. Grant Association

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Chief Justice (Ret.) Frank J. Williams, Dr. John Marszalek, and Dr. Mark Keenum welcome attendees to the Annual Meeting and Bicentennial event. Stewart D. McLaurin provides keynote address.

11:15 AM

Ulysses S. Grant Tree Dedication Ceremony

Ulysses S. Grant Association

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Dr. Mark Keenum, Chief Justice (Ret.) Frank J. Wiliams, Dr. John Marszalek, Dr. Anne Marshall, Jim Bultema and Ulysses Grant Deitz speak during dedication of tree to U.S. Grant

12:00 PM

U. S. Grant Association Membership Luncheon - Talks by Dr. Anne Marshall and Dr. Lis Pankl

Mississippi State University Libraries

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: John Grisham Room

Dr. Lis Pankl is Dean of Libraries at Mississippi State University.

2:00 PM

Ulysses S. Grant Scholars Symposium

John F. Marszalek, Ulysses S. Grant Association
Caroline Janney, University of Virginia
Edna Greene Medford, Howard University
Anne Marshall, Mississippi State University
Joan Waugh, University of California, Los Angeles
Frank J. Williams, Ulysses S. Grant Association

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Leading U. S. Grant and Civil War scholars will discuss U.S. Grant, Grant scholarship, and the significance of the bicentennial. Moderator: Frank J. Williams, Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court (Ret.) and president of the USGA

Location: Bettersworth Auditorium, Lee Hall

6:30 PM

Keynote address by Dr. Andy Lang

Andrew F. Lang, Mississippi State University

6:30 PM

Location: John Grisham Room, Mitchell Memorial Library

Keynote speaker Dr. Andrew F. Lang is an Associate Professor at Mississippi State University.