OCTOBER 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation" by Catherine Allgor. Members meet over the lunch hour for discussion. Participation is FREE and open to all. For information, contact Dustin McLochlin at 419-332-2081 ext. 230 or [email protected].

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 - History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. “Oakwood’s Historic Cemetery.”10-11:30 a.m. Take a journey through the past as we learn about the people buried here, reminding us of the debt we owe to those who settled and lived in the area. Learn about the well-known as well as the ordinary people that brought attention to our city. Retired educator Mike Gilbert leads this series and will have six History Roundtable sessions each Saturday through Oct. 29 with the exception of Oct. 1. Cost is $5. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or [email protected]. History Roundtable is sponsored by Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 - History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. “Local Ghost Stories.”10-11:30 a.m. Just in time for Halloween, retired educator Mike Gilbert will share some local ghost stories. If you like a good ghost story, come join us for an interesting discussion of local ghost stories. What better way to spend an October morning discussing the spooky, eerie world of ghosts! Cost is $5. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or [email protected] History Roundtable is sponsored by Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 – Author talk and book signing. 2 p.m. Eric Ebinger, author of “100 Days in the Life of Rutherford Hayes” will speak about his book and sign copies. The book is available in the HPLM Museum Store.

NOVEMBER 2016

Sunday – Saturday all month - Special Exhibit 100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of the Nation’s First Presidential Library. See artifacts, documents and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums from the facility’s vaults. Some of these artifacts were collected by President Rutherford B. Hayes, who believed artifacts could connect people to another place and time like nothing else could. Exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours. The exhibit will be on display through May 7, 2017.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. History lovers have an outlet for their passion – provided they are willing to brown-bag their lunch. The book club’s goal is to focus on reading biographies of U.S. presidents. This month, the club is reading “Henry Clay: The Essential American" by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler. Members meet over the lunch hour for discussion. Participation is FREE and open to all. For information, contact Dustin McLochlin at 419-332-2081 ext. 230 or [email protected].

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 – Veterans Day. Hayes Home and Hayes Museum open noon to 5 p.m. Research library is closed.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. 11 a.m. to noon. The session includes hands-on experiments that relate to the War of Currents between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, which occurred during the Gilded Age, the era when Rutherford B. Hayes was president. Cost for kids is $3. There is no fee for adults to bring children to this program. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 419-332-2081, ext. 230, or emailing dmclochlin@ rbhayes.org. Sponsored by Century Die Company.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Henry Clay: The Essential American" by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler. Members meet over the lunch hour for discussion. Participation is FREE and open to all. For information, contact Dustin McLochlin at 419-332-2081 ext. 230 or [email protected].

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 - Ancestry.com and Paid Genealogy Websites. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head Librarian and experienced genealogist Becky Hill will explain how to make the most of paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Library –Ancestry.com, Archives.com, FindMyPast, Fold3; HeritageQuest, MyHeritage.com, NewspaperArchives and NewEnglandAncestors.org. Please register before class by calling Becky Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 – Thanksgiving. All facilities closed.

Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 - Opening of the Hayes Train Special, model train display. This operating model train display runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains’ movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. Admission is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6–12.(All facilities are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.)The exhibit is on display through Jan. 8, 2017. Sponsored by the Gordon W. Knight Family and Croghan Colonial Bank.

DECEMBER 2016

Sunday – Saturday all month - Special Exhibit 100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of the Nation’s First Presidential Library. See artifacts, documents and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums from the facility’s vaults. Some of these artifacts were collected by President Rutherford B. Hayes, who believed artifacts could connect people to another place and time like nothing else could. Exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours. The exhibit will be on display through May 7, 2017.

Sunday – Saturday all month - Hayes Train Special, model train display. This operating model train display runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains’ movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. Admission is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6–12.(All facilities are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.)The exhibit is on display through Jan. 8, 2017. Sponsored by the Gordon W. Knight Family and Croghan Colonial Bank.

Wednesday, Dec. 7 2016 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “A. Lincoln: A Biography" by Ronald C. White Jr. Members meet over the lunch hour for discussion. Participation is FREE and open to all. For information, contact Dustin McLochlin at 419-332-2081 ext. 230 or [email protected].

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. There will be a scavenger hunt available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. regarding Christmas at Spiegel Grove. Cost is $1 for kids ages 1-12 and $7.50 for adults. (Cost includes admission to Second Saturdays AND to the Hayes Museum).

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 – Jingle Bell Run. Sponsored by the Fremont Elite Runners Club. Begins at Spiegel Grove.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 - Snowflake Workshop. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artist Mary Gaynier will show participants how to make paper snowflakes. This workshop is for all ages. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12 and free for children age 5 and younger. 

Wednesday, Dec. 21 2016 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch.This month, the club is reading “A. Lincoln: A Biography" by Ronald C. White Jr. Members meet over the lunch hour for discussion. Participation is FREE and open to all. For information, contact Dustin McLochlin at 419-332-2081 ext. 230 or[email protected].

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve. All facilities close at 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 - Christmas Day. All facilities closed.

Monday, Dec. 26-Saturday, Dec. 31 – Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove. 1-4 p.m. Ride through the grounds of Spiegel Grove in a horse-drawn sleigh, as President Hayes did when he lived here. A horse-drawn trolley may be used in addition to or in place of the sleigh depending on demand and staffing levels. Cost is $3 per rider ages 3 and older. Children age 2 and younger ride for free.

JANUARY 2017

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 – New Year’s Day. All facilities closed.

REMINDER: We are closed on Mondays in January, February and March with the exception of Presidents’ Day. We will resume Monday hours in April.

Now– May 7, 2017 – Special exhibit “100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of America’s First Presidential Library. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has opened its vaults to show artifacts, documents and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Some of these artifacts were collected by President Rutherford B. Hayes, a history enthusiast who believed artifacts could connect people to another place and time in a powerful way. Exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on opening day and then will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours.

Now – Jan. 8, 2017 – Hayes Train Special. This operating model train display runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains’ movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. Admission is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6–12. The exhibit is sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank and the Gordon W. Knight Family.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 – Model Train Clinic. 1-4 p.m. As the holiday season nears its end, your cherished model train deserves a little special attention. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums can help ensure that your train is in tip-top shape for next year and beyond. Veteran model train hobbyists lead the clinic. They'll assist you with advice related to model train maintenance and repair, as well as estimating the value of older model trains. Admission to the Hayes Train Clinic is $2 per person, or free with the purchase of a Hayes Museum ticket. In the event of inclement weather, the clinic will be canceled.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children through age 12. A scavenger hunt will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the museum. Cost – admission to the museum is included – is $1 for kids ages 1-12 and $7.50 for adults. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members at the family level and higher and their children and grandchildren are admitted for free.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All facilities closed.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 - Tracing Your House’s History. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will explore the genealogy of a house. She will explain how to use printed and online sources to track down the owners and history of a property through deeds, Sanborn Maps, city directories, tax records and other sources, highlighting, but not limited to, Sandusky County. Please register before class by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 – Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Andrew Johnson” by Annette Gordon-Reed. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

FEBRUARY 2017

Now– May 7, 2017 – Special exhibit “100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of America’s First Presidential Library. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has opened its vaults to show artifacts, documents and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Some of these artifacts were collected by President Rutherford B. Hayes, a history enthusiast who believed artifacts could connect people to another place and time in a powerful way. Exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on opening day and then will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children through age 12. A scavenger hunt will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the museum. Cost – admission to the museum is included – is $1 for kids ages 1-12 and $7.50 for adults. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members at the family level and higher and their children and grandchildren are admitted for free.

Saturday- Monday, Feb. 18-20, 2017 – Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove. 1-4 p.m. Ride through the estate of 19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes on a horse-drawn sleigh as the president did when he lived here. A horse-drawn trolley may be used in addition to our in place of the sleigh depending on demand and staffing levels. Cost is $3 per rider ages 3 and older. Children age 2 and younger ride for free.

 

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 – President’s Day. Home and museum open noon to 5 p.m. The research library is closed.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Grant” by Jean Edward Smith. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 – Beginning Genealogy. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will give an overview of how to get started doing your family history, especially using the resources available at the Hayes Presidential Library. Please register before class by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

MARCH 2017

Now– May 7, 2017 – Special exhibit “100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of America’s First Presidential Library. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has opened its vaults to show artifacts, documents and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Some of these artifacts were collected by President Rutherford B. Hayes, a history enthusiast who believed artifacts could connect people to another place and time in a powerful way. Exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on opening day and then will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Free Genealogy Websites. 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will teach attendees the basics of how to utilize the free genealogical websites in their family history research. Such internet sources as the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ Ohio Obituary Index, along with FamilySearch.org, Worldcat.org, Findagrave.com, EllisIsland.org and other popular websites will be explored in depth. Please register before class by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Membership 411. 9 to 10 a.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. Free. This session is for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums MEMBERS ONLY to learn more about the benefits of their membership. The session will cover different topics and museum galleries. Refreshments will be served. Members can choose either session. Please RSVP to the annual giving and membership coordinator at 419-332-2081, ext. 237.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Membership 411. 9 to 10 a.m. Free. This session is for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums MEMBERS ONLY to learn more about the benefits of their membership. The session will cover different topics and museum galleries. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the annual giving and membership coordinator at 419-332-2081, ext. 237.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children through age 12. This month, Artistry Uncorked will lead a painting activity. Cost for kids is to be determined. There is no charge for adults to bring children to this program. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin at 419-332-2081, ext. 230, or emailing him at [email protected]

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – History Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2830 Napoleon Rd. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums hosts this event at Terra State Community College in Fremont. Junior high and high school students in Region 2 will present history projects on history that will be judged. The winners will move on to the state competition in Columbus.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Grant” by Jean Edward Smith. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

APRIL 2017

Now– May 7, 2017 – Special exhibit “100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of America’s First Presidential Library. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has opened its vaults to show artifacts, documents and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Some of these artifacts were collected by President Rutherford B. Hayes, a history enthusiast who believed artifacts could connect people to another place and time in a powerful way. Exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on opening day and then will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours.

Saturday, April 1, 2017Ancestry.com and Paid Genealogy Websites. 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will teach attendees how to make the most of the paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Library – Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3; FindMyPast.com, MyHeritage.com, NewspaperArchives.com, NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com. Please register before class by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. Details to be determined.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Easter Egg Roll at Spiegel Grove. 2- 3:30 p.m. Free. Children ages 3-10 are invited to participate in a variety of egg games that replicate the famous White House Easter Egg Roll started by President Rutherford B. Hayes.  Prizes are awarded in six age categories, and each child receives a balloon, a pass to the Hayes Home or Hayes Museum and treats.  Admission is three hard-boiled colored eggs for use in the egg games.  Children are also invited to participate in face painting, corn-hole games, craft activities, and visits with the Easter Bunny.  Sponsored by Root’s Poultry and Welly’s Horseradish and Seasonings.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter. All facilities closed.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior & President” by Ari Hoogenboom. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

MAY 2017

Now– May 7, 2017 – Special exhibit “100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of America’s First Presidential Library. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has opened its vaults to show artifacts, documents and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Some of these artifacts were collected by President Rutherford B. Hayes, a history enthusiast who believed artifacts could connect people to another place and time in a powerful way. Exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on opening day and then will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours.

Saturday, May 13, 2017Make a Family Tree on Ancestry.com. 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill, Dustin Austin and John Swint will give an overview on how to create an online family tree with an Ancestry.com subscription. Audience participation will be encouraged. Please register before class by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Music in the Parlor. 4-5 p.m. Enjoy a live musical performance in the parlor where President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Hayes entertained guests at the Hayes Home. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Tickets are $12. For reservations, call 419-332-2081.

Monday, May 29, 2016 – Memorial Day. Hayes Home and Museum will be open noon to 5 p.m. The research library is closed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior & President” by Ari Hoogenboom. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

JUNE 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – Opening of special exhibit of “Quilt National.” See an array of art quilts made for Quilt National, a biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. It focuses on visual presentation of innovative trends in quilting and promotes quilt-making as an art form. The Quilt National competition takes place at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, and the quilts shown in this exhibit were part of that competition. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on opening day and then will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 15, 2017.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. Details to be determined.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Membership 411. 9 to 10 a.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. Free. This session is for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums MEMBERS ONLY to learn more about the benefits of their membership. The session will cover different topics and museum galleries. Refreshments will be served. Members can choose either session. Please RSVP to the annual giving and membership coordinator at 419-332-2081, ext. 237.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Verandah Concert. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. The summer concert season at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums starts today. These concerts provide an opportunity to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19th-Century term for a porch) on the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes serves as the stage for performers. Attendees are asked bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union, additional funding provided by Mosser Construction, Inc. If there are thunderstorms on concert night, the event will be canceled. Updates will be available at 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/hayespresidentialcenter and on Twitter at @rbhayespres.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Membership 411. 9 to 10 a.m. Free. This session is for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums MEMBERS ONLY to learn more about the benefits of their membership. The session will cover different topics and museum galleries. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the annual giving and membership coordinator at 419-332-2081, ext. 237.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 – GroveFest: Nature at the Grove. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Bring the kids to Spiegel Grove for GroveFest. Nature vendors will have booths with crafts and games, and some will have live animals. Back to the Wild Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and other organizations will give live animal demonstrations. Food will be available on the grounds.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “James Garfield” by Ira Rutkow. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Verandah Concert. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. This summer concert series provides an opportunity to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19th-Century term for a porch) on the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes serves as the stage for performers. Attendees are asked bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union, additional funding provided by Mosser Construction, Inc. If there are thunderstorms on concert night, the event will be canceled. Updates will be available at 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/hayespresidentialcenter and on Twitter at @rbhayespres.

JULY 2017

Now – Oct. 15, 2017 - Special exhibit of “Quilt National.” See an array of art quilts made for Quilt National, a biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. It focuses on visual presentation of innovative trends in quilting and promotes quilt-making as an art form. The Quilt National competition takes place at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, and the quilts shown in this exhibit were part of that competition. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 15, 2017.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Independence Day. Hayes Museum and Hayes Home are open noon to 5 p.m. The research library is closed.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Fourth of July Concert. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Bring your own chair or blanket for this patriotic concert, performed by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band on the verandah of the historic Hayes Home. Civil War reenactors will punctuate the performance of the “1812 Overture” with cannon fire. Sponsored by Crown Battery.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Verandah Concert. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. This summer concert series provides an opportunity to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19th-Century term for a porch) on the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes serves as the stage for performers. Attendees are asked bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union, additional funding provided by Mosser Construction, Inc. If there are thunderstorms on concert night, the event will be canceled. Updates will be available at 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/hayespresidentialcenter and on Twitter at @rbhayespres.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Destiny of the Republic” by Candace Millard. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – Verandah Concert. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. This summer concert series provides an opportunity to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19th-Century term for a porch) on the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes serves as the stage for performers. Attendees are asked bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union, additional funding provided by Mosser Construction, Inc. If there are thunderstorms on concert night, the event will be canceled. Updates will be available at 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/hayespresidentialcenter and on Twitter at @rbhayespres.

AUGUST 2017

Now – Oct. 15, 2017 - Special exhibit of “Quilt National.” See an array of art quilts made for Quilt National, a biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. It focuses on visual presentation of innovative trends in quilting and promotes quilt-making as an art form. The Quilt National competition takes place at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, and the quilts shown in this exhibit were part of that competition. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 15, 2017.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 – Verandah Concert. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. This summer concert series provides an opportunity to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19th-Century term for a porch) on the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes serves as the stage for performers. Attendees are asked bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union, additional funding provided by Mosser Construction, Inc. If there are thunderstorms on concert night, the event will be canceled. Updates will be available at 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/hayespresidentialcenter and on Twitter at @rbhayespres.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017Beginning Genealogy. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will give an overview of how to get started doing your family history, especially using the resources available at the Hayes Library. Please register before class by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 – Verandah Concert. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. This summer concert series provides an opportunity to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19th-Century term for a porch) on the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes serves as the stage for performers. Attendees are asked bring their own chairs or blankets and choose their favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union, additional funding provided by Mosser Construction, Inc. If there are thunderstorms on concert night, the event will be canceled. Updates will be available at 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/hayespresidentialcenter and on Twitter at @rbhayespres.

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Destiny of the Republic” by Candace Millard. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Now – Oct. 15, 2017 - Special exhibit of “Quilt National.” See an array of art quilts made for Quilt National, a biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. It focuses on visual presentation of innovative trends in quilting and promotes quilt-making as an art form. The Quilt National competition takes place at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, and the quilts shown in this exhibit were part of that competition. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 15, 2017.

Monday, Sept. 4, 2016 – Labor Day. Hayes Home and Hayes Museum open noon to 5 p.m. Research library is closed.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017Free Genealogy Websites. 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will teach attendees the basics of how to utilize the free genealogical websites in their family history research. Such internet sources as the Center's Ohio Obituary Index, along with FamilySearch.org, Worldcat.org, Findagrave.com, EllisIsland.org and other popular websites will be explored in depth. Please register before class by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. This month, Civil War reenactors will help kids experience what life was like in a Civil War camp. Activities include learning how to make camp food and military drills. Cost is $1 for kids ages 1-12. There is no cost for adults to bring children to this program. Children and grandchildren of Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members at the family level and higher are admitted for free. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin at 419-332-2081, ext. 230, or emailing [email protected].

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 - Membership 411. 9 to 10 a.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. Free. This session is for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums MEMBERS ONLY to learn more about the benefits of their membership. The session will cover different topics and museum galleries. Refreshments will be served. Members can choose either session. Please RSVP to the annual giving and membership coordinator at 419-332-2081, ext. 237.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 - Membership 411. 9 to 10 a.m. Free. This session is for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums MEMBERS ONLY to learn more about the benefits of their membership. The session will cover different topics and museum galleries. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the annual giving and membership coordinator at 419-332-2081, ext. 237.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 – History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. 10-11:30 a.m. Educator and local historian Mike Gilbert leads this series and will have six History Roundtable sessions each Saturday through Oct. 28 with the exception of Oct. 7. Cost is $5 per session or $25 for all six. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or [email protected].

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 – History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. 10-11:30 a.m. Educator and local historian Mike Gilbert leads this series and will have six History Roundtable sessions each Saturday through Oct. 28 with the exception of Oct. 7. Cost is $5 per session or $25 for all six. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or [email protected].

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Chester Alan Arthur” by Zachary Karabell. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 – History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. 10-11:30 a.m. Educator and local historian Mike Gilbert leads this series and will have six History Roundtable sessions each Saturday through Oct. 28 with the exception of Oct. 7. Cost is $5 per session or $25 for all six. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or [email protected].

 

OCTOBER 2017

Sunday, Oct. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 15, 2017 – Special exhibit of “Quilt National.” See an array of art quilts made for Quilt National, a biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. It focuses on visual presentation of innovative trends in quilting and promotes quilt-making as an art form. The Quilt National competition takes place at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, and the quilts shown in this exhibit were part of that competition. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of special holiday hours. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 15, 2017.

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 – Columbus Day. Hayes Home and Hayes Museum open noon to 5 p.m. Research library is closed.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 – History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. 10-11:30 a.m. Educator and local historian Mike Gilbert leads this series and will have six History Roundtable sessions each Saturday through Oct. 28 with the exception of Oct. 7. Cost is $5 per session or $25 for all six. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or [email protected].

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 – Music in the Parlor. 4-5 p.m. Enjoy a live musical performance in the parlor where President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Hayes entertained guests at the Hayes Home. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Tickets are $12. For reservations, call 419-332-2081.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 – History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. 10-11:30 a.m. Educator and local historian Mike Gilbert leads this series and will have six History Roundtable sessions each Saturday through Oct. 28 with the exception of Oct. 7. Cost is $5 per session or $25 for all six. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or [email protected].

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 – History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. 10-11:30 a.m. Educator and local historian Mike Gilbert leads this series and will have six History Roundtable sessions each Saturday through Oct. 28 with the exception of Oct. 7. Cost is $5 per session or $25 for all six. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or [email protected].

NOVEMBER 2017

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017Ancestry.com and Paid Genealogy Websites. 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will teach attendees how to make the most of the paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Library – Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3; FindMyPast.com, MyHeritage.com, NewspaperArchives.com, NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com. Please register before class by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at [email protected]. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 – Veterans Day. Home and Museum open noon to 5 p.m. Library is closed.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children through age 12. A scavenger hunt will be available from noon to 5 p.m. in the museum. Cost – admission to the museum is included – is $1 for kids ages 1-12 and $7.50 for adults. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members at the family level and higher and their children and grandchildren are admitted for free.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 - Membership 411. 9 to 10 a.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. Free. This session is for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums MEMBERS ONLY to learn more about the benefits of their membership. The session will cover different topics and museum galleries. Refreshments will be served. Members can choose either session. Please RSVP to the annual giving and membership coordinator at 419-332-2081, ext. 237.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 - Membership 411. 9 to 10 a.m. Free. This session is for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums MEMBERS ONLY to learn more about the benefits of their membership. The session will cover different topics and museum galleries. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the annual giving and membership coordinator at 419-332-2081, ext. 237.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 - Opening of the Hayes Train Special, model train display. This operating model train display runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains’ movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. Admission is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6–12. (All facilities are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.)The exhibit is on display through Jan. 7, 2018. Sponsored by the Gordon W. Knight Family and Croghan Colonial Bank.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

DECEMBER 2017

Now – Jan. 7, 2018 - Hayes Train Special, model train display. This operating model train display runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains’ movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. Admission is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6–12. (All facilities are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.)The exhibit is on display through Jan. 8, 2017. Sponsored by the Gordon W. Knight Family and Croghan Colonial Bank.

Thursday, Dec. 7- Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 – Christmas Dinners at Spiegel Grove. 6-10:30 p.m. An elegant dining experience in the Victorian home of the 19th U.S. president. Limited seating. Cost is $250 per person ($175 is tax deductible). For reservations, call 419-332-2081.

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 – Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 - Presidential History Book Club. Noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency at this book club. Members are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading “Grover Cleveland” by Henry F. Graff. The discussion is led by Education Coordinator Dustin McLochlin.

Tuesday, Dec. 26- Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 – Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove. 1-4 p.m. Ride through the grounds of Spiegel Grove in a horse-drawn sleigh, as President Hayes did when he lived here. A horse-drawn trolley may be used in addition to our in place of the sleigh depending on demand and staffing levels. Cost to be determined.

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 - Christmas Eve. All facilities close at 3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 - Christmas Day. All facilities closed.

JANUARY 2018

Now – Jan. 7, 2018 - Hayes Train Special, model train display. This operating model train display runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains’ movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. Admission is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6–12. (All facilities are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.)The exhibit is on display through Jan. 8, 2017. Sponsored by the Gordon W. Knight Family and Croghan Colonial Bank.

Jan. 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day – All facilities closed.

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 - Model Train Clinic. 1-4 p.m. As the holiday season nears its end, your cherished model train deserves a little special attention. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums can help ensure that your train is in tip-top shape for next year and beyond. Veteran model train hobbyists lead the clinic. They'll assist you with advice related to model train maintenance and repair, as well as estimating the value of older model trains. Admission to the Hayes Train Clinic is $2 per person, or free with the purchase of a Hayes Museum ticket. In the event of inclement weather, the clinic will be canceled.