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This year battle reenactments will be staged behind the Hayes Home - in between the Union and Confederate camps.
Experience the Civil War!
Each year, the Hayes Presidential Center marks the President’s birthdate (Oct. 4, 1822) with a re-creation of life during America’s Civil War with its Hayes Civil War Reenactment. This year’s event, sponsored by ProMedica Memorial Hospital , takes place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 & 5. Hundreds of costumed Civil War reenactors camp on the grounds of Spiegel Grove and participate in three re-creations of the Battle of Kernston – a battle in which Hayes played a prominent role.

Event admission to the Hayes Civil War Reenactment is $4/adult and $2/children ages 6-12. (Discounted tours of the Hayes Home or Hayes Museum also are $4/adult, $2/children 6-12. FAMILIES! Buy a Center membership and SAVE! Stop by the tent in front of the Museum during the event.)

Additional funding for the Reenactment is provided by Mosser Construction Inc. and Curwood Inc.-Bemis Co. Foundation.

promedica memorial hospital is the title sponsor of the 2014 hayes civil war reenactment.Battle reenactments involve infantry and artillery units and are staged on the lawn in front of the Hayes Home. The smoke of musket- and cannon-fire fill the air at noon and 3 p.m. Oct. 4 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 5. Immediately following Sunday’s battle, the life of our 19th President is commemorated in a military memorial service at the Hayes Tomb. This tribute involves active-duty personnel sent by President Barack Obama, veterans groups, and reenactors.

REENACTORS : Union and Confederate troops are invited to take part in the Reenactment. Registration is required. Click here for a form. To read Safety Rules and Participant Information, click here.

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