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Experience the Civil War!
Each year, the Hayes Presidential Center marks the Presidents birthdate (Oct. 4, 1822) with a re-creation of life during Americas Civil War with its Hayes Civil War Reenactment. This years 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.
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 Sundays 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.