Grant Cottage 4" Oval Engraved Witness Wood® Ornament
Authentic Grant Cottage Witness Wood® 4" Oval Ornament
This History Salvaged Grant Cottage 4" Oval Engraved Witness Wood® Ornament is produced from Authentic Original Construction Grant Cottage Witness Wood®.
The Grant Cottage Ornament features the bust of President Grant Engraved on an authentic piece of original construction Witness Wood® from the last residence of our 16th President Ulysses S. Grant.
This limited availability (less than 40 pieces) Ornament can proudly be displayed year-round by any Ulysses S. Grant or American History enthusiast.
All History Salvaged products are made in America.
Each is individual and varies in look and feel.
All History Salvaged product is guaranteed authentic and made utilizing the wood describe and in conjunction with our partner clients.
Final Home of 18th President – Ulysses S. Grant
National Historic Landmark - Grant Cottage
History Salvaged, LLC and The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage have partnered to create a comprehensive line of handcrafted heirloom gifts and collectibles made from original Witness Wood®, literally history you can hold, sourced from maintenance, repair, and/or restoration of the U.S. Grant Cottage Historic Site, Mt. McGregor, NY, the final home of Ulysses S. Grant in 1885.
The History Salvaged and Grant Cottage partnership - the last home of the Commanding General of the U.S. Army & 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant – was formed to create an exclusive collection of Grant Cottage heirlooms from Witness Wood® and other original materials removed during maintenance, repair, and preservation of Grant Cottage.
The Grant Cottage pens are functional pieces of history and art that along with our other heirlooms should be “Used, Collected and Gifted” as each along with the story they contain helps “Keep History Alive®”.
Built-in 1872 as a hotel, the cottage was moved in 1882 to make way for the new 200 guests, state-of-the-art, Hotel Balmoral that featured electricity. In 1885 the Grant Family’s stay at the Cottage was enhanced by amenities provided by Hotel Balmoral
While at the Cottage, Grant wrote his memoir, welcomed guests including Mark Twain (his friend and publisher), and died on July 23, 1885, just days after completing one of the world’s most critically acclaimed memoirs and thus securing his family’s financial security.
Opened as a Historic Site in 1890 the Cottage remained, though a fire destroyed the Balmoral in 1897, and has survived multiple manifestations of the surrounding property that has included a sanatorium, NY State Prison, and more.
In 1989 The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage was formed to operate and maintain the last residence of this beloved American figure.