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Students Tour the Hayes Museum

The Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation is providing a special opportunity for Bellevue, Margaretta, Vermilion, and Monroeville 4th grade students during the 2012/2013 school year. The foundation is sponsoring students' participation in the Hayes Presidential Center Curriculum Connections Education Program.

Aligned with Ohio's Academic Content Standards, the Curriculum Connections program was designed by the Hayes Presidential staff and reviewed by area curriculum directors. DVDs filled with video presentations, maps, original photographs, and links to resources are given to educators for pre- and post-visit study.
Each student also receives a copy of "Past Times," a special-edition newspaper to help young learners understand the issues and topics presented in Hayes Center exhibits.

While at the Hayes Center on December 12th and 13th, Bellevue Elementary School students enjoyed learning how travel for the Hayes Family differed from that of today. After seeing the special exhibit Tales of Travel from the President's Attic, one student exclaimed, "I can't believe they had so many, many trunks and they were so, so big!!

Thanks to the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, more than 500 students from the four Erie County elementary schools will participate in Curriculum Connections this school year! To learn how you can become involved in the Curriculum Connections Education Program, please contact Hayes Center Development Director Kathy Boukissen at 419-332-2081 x 226 or email her at kboukissen @