The Ulysses S. Grant Homestead Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Grant history. The organization’s energy is focused on Grant’s boyhood home and the school he attended as a youth, both located in Georgetown, Ohio. Both historical sites, though owned by the state of Ohio, are staffed and maintained by the U.S. Grant Homestead Association. The association is also the sponsor of Georgetown’s Grant Celebration which takes place each year in the spring. The Homestead Association also sells Civil War memorabilia at the Grant School Museum. The proceeds from the sale of this merchandise is used for the purpose of education, and for the upkeep and care of these historical sites. The Grant Homestead Association strives to keep alive the part Georgetown, Ohio played in the life of a national hero.