The Ohio State University at Marion

Warren G. Harding Symposium

Event Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020 to Saturday, September 26, 2020
Event Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom webinar

America in 1920: The Year of Warren G. Harding

The Warren G. Harding Symposium is an academic, social, and cultural exploration of the life and times of America's 29th president. The Symposium presents in-depth analysis and research by authors, historians, researchers and experts on the Harding Era and related areas of interest.

The theme of the 2020 Warren G. Harding Symposium is America in 1920: The Year of Warren G. Harding. It will focus on 1920, the year that our nation’s attention turned to Marion, Ohio during the famous “front porch” campaign of Senator Warren G. Harding. One hundred years later, Marion will again be at center stage as we celebrate the centennial of Harding’s successful campaign and highlight his White House legacy.

Presented annually on the third weekend in July, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a change in plans for the 2020 Warren G. Harding Symposium. This year the Symposium will be presented as a live, two-hour webinar hosted on Zoom at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The format will provide our three speakers with twenty-five minutes each for their presentations, followed a ten-minute period for questions and answers. Presenters include Dr. Nicole Hemmer, Sheryl Smart Hall and Michael D. Baron.

Complete information concerning the Symposium can be found at Registration must be completed online using the format below. Deadline for registration will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020. If you have questions, please contact us at 740/725-6340, or by email at or

The Warren G. Harding Symposium is a collaboration between The Ohio State University at Marion, the Harding Presidential Sites, the Ohio History Connection, the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Marion Public Library.