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Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant

  • 4000 Mills Civic Parkway | West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Presented By: West Des Moines Public Library
  • Dates: February 12, 2023
  • Location: West Des Moines Public Library
  • Phone: 15152223407
  • Start/End Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    We are very happy to welcome Pete Grady for Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant. Come learn about the life and times of the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. This fantastic performance features period music, photographs and cartoons as Grant reviews his life—an informative, humorous and touching portrayal of the victorious General whose strategy and tenacity won the Civil War, the President who struggled to rebuild his nation after the war and the husband and father whose final efforts were devoted to the financial support of his wife and family. 

    Pete Grady, the author and performer, has performed his show over 100 times at venues in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, Colorado, and Arizona, and as part of the Fort Sisseton, South Dakota Historical Festival. Grady has been active in the Marshalltown Community Theatre as a board member, actor, and director and has appeared in many productions, in addition to directing several productions.

    The WDM Public Library has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non‐profit, to host this presentation. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa's communities.