Harding Symposium to illuminate modern first ladies, former U.S. Chief of Protocol to speak

President Warren G. Harding’s wife, Florence, is considered the first of the “modern” first ladies.  The role of the presidents’ wives from Mrs. Harding’s day in the 1920s forward will be the theme of this year’s Warren G. Harding Symposium at The Ohio State University at Marion, July 17th and 18th, 2015. Titled “The Modern […]

Annual Fireside Chats kick off Thursday with discussion on Harding’s family doctor

The Harding Home Presidential Site will kick off their annual Fireside Chats on Thursday, January 29, 2015 with discussion on the Hardings’ family doctor, Charles Sawyer. The chats start at 7:00 p.m. at Ohio State Marion’s Guthery Room in Maynard Hall. The fireside chats schedule includes: January 29: The Family Doctor: Charles Sawyer & the […]

Experts Expect Harding Love Letters to Provide Insight on U.S. Affairs

When the family of Ohio’s Warren G. Harding asked the Library of Congress to wait until 2014 before publicly revealing love letters he wrote to a longtime mistress before becoming the nation’s 29th president, it hoped to avoid the fever of tabloid sensationalism associated with political dalliances, a story from the Cleveland Plain Dealer said. […]

Annual Harding Symposium to Focus on 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

On July 18-19, 2014, The Ohio State University at Marion’s Warren G. Harding Symposium will present Prelude to the 1960’s: The United States Presidency and Civil Rights, highlighting both the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil […]

State Capital Budget Sending Nearly $4 Million to Marion Projects

Late Wednesday night, Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law that allocates nearly $2.4 billion for repairs, maintenance and construction of publicly owned buildings and other infrastructure across Ohio. The new law will send nearly $4 million to Marion to pay for projects at the Palace Theatre, Harding Home, and the Marion campus. Gov. […]

C-SPAN to Air Special on Florence Harding

C-SPAN recently traveled to Marion to learn about Florence Harding from Sherry Hall, Harding Home Museum and site manager, for their original series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” This episode featuring the Harding Home will air on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 9:00pm on C-SPAN networks. A website dedicated to Florence has also been set […]

Senior Center to Host “The Harding Trail” Day Trip

A few seats remain available for the Marion Senior Center’s “The Harding Trail” day trip. Due to expressed local interest, the Center is extending an open invitation to the public to join us for this historic day trip. Participants will depart the Marion Senior Center at 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 to spend […]

Symposium Focuses on Presidential Scandals

The Ohio State University at Marion will host a distinguished panel of presenters as they unravel the history of scandals in the White House and explore the question of why some scandals went unpunished and others tarnished entire presidential administrations at this year’s 4th annual Warren G. Harding Symposium entitled, Scandals and the United States […]

“Fireside Chats” to Focus on Florence Harding’s Family

A wintertime event presented by the Harding Home will focus attention on Florence Harding’s family, revealing new information about the dynamics of her obstinate father, her mysterious son and life before her marriage to future president Warren G. Harding. “Fireside Chats” is a trio of programs planned for January 24, January 31 and February 7 […]

Harding Symposium Makes Donation to Ohio Historical Society

The Warren G. Harding Symposium Advisory Board at The Ohio State University at Marion recently voted to donate a portion of the proceeds from last summer’s symposium event to the Ohio Historical Society (OHS). The monetary donation will be used to supplement the Educational Development Fund of the Harding Home State Memorial.  The fund is […]