Today I went to the Henry Clay house with 40+ 3rd graders. It was quite interesting. I learned a lot about Henry Clay that I didn’t previously know. He was “The Great Orator”, and frequently spoke to Congress on many topics. He was “The Great Compromiser” and tried to bring unity between the North and the South. And he ran for president three times.
One great part of his house was the library, in which there was a wonderful collection of books. Among other things, there was what appeared to be a complete 1886 Globe Edition of Dickens. This wasn’t something that the tour guide pointed out, but I noticed it while wandering around the library and office.
Unfortunately, the tour of the HC house took a lot longer than I expected, so I didn’t get to stay around for the Mary Todd Lincoln tour. Sarah was quite disappointed at this.