Public invited to launch of
new name, logo and website Dec. 4
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, the nations FIRST presidential library, turns 100 in 2016.
The Center has a new vision for its next century. Part of that vision includes a new name, logo and website, which it will unveil at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Hayes Museum auditorium. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.
This is big, said Christie Weininger, Hayes Presidential Center executive director. We hope the public is as excited as we are.
The logo launch will kick off the centers centennial, which it will celebrate throughout 2016 and with a grand celebration during Memorial Day weekend.
The Center has already begun a transformation as work continues on the new, handicapped-accessible museum front entrance, which is expected to be completed in April. There is handicapped-accessible entrance at the back of the museum, but the new entrance will allow everyone to enter through the front doors.
Installation of new museum exhibit galleries, which will better tell the story of President Rutherford B. Hayes for learners of today and the future, begins Jan. 4. Although the museum will be closed, the library, Hayes home and grounds will remain open during construction.
The exhibit galleries will be finished and dedicated during the Centers grand centennial celebration during Memorial Day weekend. Both projects are part of the Centers $1.3 million Centennial Campaign, and $1 million has already been raised.