Hiram – Those who come to worship at the 10:00 am service at the Hiram Christian Church on Sunday, June 10, will step back into history as local historical actor, Damaris Peters Pike, portrays Lucretia Garfield, wife of President James A. Garfield. She will be speaking in the very location where President Garfield often preached when a student, teacher, and president at the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, now Hiram College.
Lucretia’s father, Zebulon Rudolph, was one of the founders of the Hiram Church in 1835, when the Disciples of Christ movement was in its infancy, and she would have worshipped regularly there. As Lucretia, Mrs. Peters Pike will relate events from the Garfields’ lives and share ideas from sermons her husband preached.
Damaris Peters Pike, Professor Emerita of Music at Hiram College, has performed her “Women of Note” since 1988 in Ohio and 14 other states. All 11 of the “Women” are involved in music; Lucretia Garfield represents her first venture into American history, and she has chosen a historical figure “close to home.”
All are invited to join in worship with Lucretia Garfield.