The Ohio State University at Marion

2017 Warren G. Harding Symposium

Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, 2017

Warren G. Harding Symposium

"The Great War: How America Came of Age"

The Warren G. Harding Symposium is an academic, social, and cultural exploration of the life and times of America's 29th president. Each summer the symposium develops programs designed to stimulate new research and highlight the Harding era and other related topics in American history.

One hundred years ago this year, the United States reluctantly entered into World War I due to mounting German atrocities, the sinking of the Lusitania, and the need to protect our own economic interests. Join us this summer for an in-depth look into the events leading up to our entry into the conflict, the domestic impact, and the "return to normalcy" following the "war to end all wars." The symposium will feature an opening reception at the Marion Country Club, tours of the Harding Home, the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Harding Memorial, three workshop sessions with outstanding authors and scholars, and a dinner with keynote speaker.

For more information or to register for this annual event, please visit or call 740-725-6340.