To continue counting down to Strummin' on the Porch (on August 28TH at Rhodes Hall), here is another famous porch: This historic porch is Warren G. Harding's home porch in Marion, Ohio! Warren G. Harding, the 29th President of the United States, ran a significant ‘Front Porch Campaign’. While his Democratic opponent James M. Cox was crisscrossing the country at great expense, Harding gave many speeches from the front porch of his house!
Nan P. Britton claimed that she had an affair with President Warren G. Harding, an Ohioan. She also claimed that Harding was the father of her daughter, Elizabeth Ann. Britton was born on November 9, 1896, in Marion, Ohio. As a teenager, she developed a crush on Harding, who, at the time, was editor of the Marion Daily Star. In 1927, Britton authored a book, The President's Daughter, about her affair with Harding.
"Somewhere there must be a book that tells me all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it...my God, but this is a helluva place for a man like me to be!" Warren G. Harding
Watch as each craftsperson, who will be dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their remarkable handmade wares, represents the Shakerwoods Festival!