Grover Cleveland Week Events for Saturday, March 18


10:00: For Children and Adults: Meet “Grover Cleveland” and learn about selected events and information during the times of Cleveland’s life with the GCBMA traveling trunks and other items. Prizes are available for each child. (What does basketball have to do with the times of Grover Cleveland?)

10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Guests well be provided a FREE printed self-guided tour. 'Open House style tours' will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Staff will be on-hand for any questions.


Special birthday ceremony from Paul Maloney, President of the GCBMA.  Members of the community are invited to attend. 


Michael Miller, Author of “High Bridge”, a historical fiction book about suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage and future president Grover Cleveland.  
From the author:
     Upstate New York in the mid-19th century is a cauldron bubbling with the lure of fast fortunes, religious zealotry, and battles for civil liberties. This fervor centers on the Erie Canal, which successfully supports scores of villages brimming with opportunity.  One such village, Fayetteville, shapes the lives of two future American leaders.
     “High Bridge” tells the stories of a young newlywed, the only child of freethinking abolitionists, and a puckish lad who grows up in the large family of an austere reverend. Despite their different childhoods and world-views, they form an unlikely friendship. Can they combine their skills to solve a mystery and vindicate a Black man accused of murder?


Presentation by Louis Picone

“Grover the Good: Uncompromisingly Honest in the Gilded Age”

In an age rife with scandals, corruption, and bossism, Grover Cleveland established himself in a lonely position as an honest politician. His political creed was “A Public Office is a Public Trust” and integrity and honesty became his hallmark and currency. In his presentation, Louis Picone will use lively political illustrations and examples from his political life to explore what forces led to Grover Cleveland’s character. In doing so, he hopes to highlight why Grover Cleveland is worthy of admiration for reasons besides just being born in Caldwell.

Louis Picone is a member of the Authors Guild and the American Historical Association.  He holds a Masters in History and also teaches at William Paterson University and is the award-winning author of:

"Grant's Tomb: The Epic Death of Ulysses S. Grant and the Making of an American Pantheon", 

"The President Is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond"

"Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces."


For more information, please contact Paul Maloney at