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MAY 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016 -Make a Book. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to make your own great quality, customized book economically with Blurb.com. Great for photo books, family history memorabilia, heritage cookbooks, personal stories or children's books. The class will be led by Head Librarian Becky Hill and Head of Photographic Resources Gil Gonzalez. Please register before class by calling Becky Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at bhill@rbhayes.org. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 – Music in the Parlor. 4-5 p.m. Enjoy a live musical performance by Northern Ohio Regional Flute Alliance 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. NORFA is a community based flute choir that is housed at Terra State Community College. Its mission is to bring flute players of all ages and abilities together to play the wide range of music that makes up the repertoire of the flute choir world.

Wednesday, May 18, 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 “Zachary Taylor” by John S. D. Eisenhower. 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 dmclochlin@rbhayes.org.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 -Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball game. 2 p.m. at Elmwood at the Springs in Green Springs. (Away game.) Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, will play the Stemtown Stinkers. This game is part of Civil War Days.

Saturday, May 28 – Monday, May 30, 2016 – Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Centennial Celebration. The nation’s FIRST presidential library, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, is celebrating its 100th birthday with a weekend of events, and you’re invited! Events on the grounds are free. Admission will be charged for non-members to the Hayes Home and Museum.)

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 28

· 9 a.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for grand reopening of museum after $1.3 million renovation. The museum will be open until 5 p.m.

· 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hayes Home open.

· 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Family activities and games for kids.

· 11:30 a.m. – Guided tour of grounds. Meet at the main entrance of the museum.

· 1 p.m. – Members of the Ohio State University Marching and Athletic Bands marching from downtown Fremont to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove. Co-Sponsored by City of Fremont and the Knight Baldwin Charitable Foundation, Chris & Mary Knight and Charles Knight.

· 1:30 to 2 p.m. – Members of OSU Marching and Athletic Bands play at Spiegel Grove. Jon "The Big Nut" Peters will make an appearance.

· 2:15 p.m. – Beard contest. Sponsored by Mayle, Ray & Mayle, LLC.

· 3 to 4:30 p.m. – A brass quintet from “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Corps. Band plays on the Hayes Home verandah. Birthday cupcakes will be served following the concert.

Sunday, May 29

· 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hayes Home and Museum open.

· 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Guided tour of grounds. Meet at main entrance of the museum.

· 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Family activities, including games for kids.

· 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Centennial ceremony on the Hayes Home verandah. ABC News and National Public Radio analyst Cokie Roberts will be the keynote speaker. A wreath-laying ceremony at President Hayes’ tomb will follow the ceremony. Bring a chair or blanket for seating on the lawn.

· 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Barbecue and festive celebration.

NOTE: There will be no on-site parking May 28-29. A FREE shuttle, which is handicapped-accessible, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from local parking lots. For parking information, visit http://bit.ly/1SlKtVI.

Monday, May 30

· 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hayes Home and Museum open.

· Noon – Dedication ceremony for the Rutherford B. Hayes Skilled Trades Center at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont. Those who attend can take self-guided tours of the building after the ceremony.

Additional funding for centennial events provided by ABC INOAC Exterior Services, LLC; Automatic Fire Protection; Catawba Island Brewing Company; Community Health Services; Croghan Colonial Bank; Downtown Fremont Inc.; The Tom Kiser Family; ProMedica Memorial Hospital; Sandusky County Communities Foundation; Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau; The Fremont Co.; Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.; Wright Leather Works.

NOTE: There will be no on-site parking May 28-29. A FREE shuttle, which is handicapped-accessible, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from local parking lots. For parking information, visit http://bit.ly/1SlKtVI.

Monday, May 30

· 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hayes Home and Museum open.

· Noon – Dedication ceremony for the Rutherford B. Hayes Skilled Trades Center at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont. Those who attend can take self-guided tours of the building after the ceremony.

Additional funding for centennial events provided by ABC INOAC Exterior Systems, LLC; Catawba Island Brewing Company; Croghan Colonial Bank; Louie, Phyllis and Tom Kiser; ProMedica Memorial Hospital; Sandusky County Communities Foundation; Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau; The Fremont Co.; Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.; Wright Leather Works.

Monday, May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day. Hayes Home and Museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The research library is closed.

JUNE 2016

Sunday, June 5 – Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball game. 2 p.m. at Spiegel Grove (home game.) Free. Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, will play the Fulton Mules Vintage Base Ball Club on the lawn behind the Hayes Home.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Makea 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 Becky Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at bhill@rbhayes.org. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Saturday, June 11, 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. Cost is $1 for kids ages 1-12 and $7.50 for adults. (Cost includes admission to Second Saturdays AND to the Hayes Museum).

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Spiegel Grove Squires Celebrity All-Stars vintage baseball game. 2 p.m. at Spiegel Grove (home game.) Local celebrities will suit up and play with Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team. Free.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Verandah Concert. 6:45-8 p.m. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:45 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. The summer concert season at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums starts today with a performance by the Lake Plains Chorus, who will perform men’s barbershop music. Theseconcerts provide a chance 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.

Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Ohio Plein Air at Spiegel Grove. Artists will spend the days painting on the beautiful grounds of Spiegel Grove, the estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Watch and visit with the artists as they paint.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – Northwest Ohio Genealogy Seminar.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about DNA testing researching records in Ohio and more during this event sponsored by the Ohio Genealogy Society Chapters of Huron County, Seneca County, Sandusky County, Erie County, Ashland County, Crawford County and the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Cost is $10 per person, payable by check or cash at the door. Preregistration is required, and space is limited. Email the number of guests and their names to northwestohiogenealogyseminar@gmail.com. For information, call Diane Meyer at 419-706-4459, Jodi Logan at 419-681-3660 or Dustin Austin at 419-217-1822.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 –Care and Identification of Old Family Photos. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head of Photographic Resources Gil Gonzalez will help the class learn to identify the photographic process and how to preserve and care for family photos. Please register before class by calling Becky Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at bhill@rbhayes.org. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Sunday, June 26 – Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball game. Time TBA. Spiegel Groves’ vintage base ball team, the Squires, will play at the Western Reserve Cup Tournament hosted by the Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club. This is an away game, taking place in the Cleveland area.

Wednesday, June 29, 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 “Millard Fillmore” by Paul Finkelman. 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 dmclochlin@rbhayes.org.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Verandah Concert. 6:45-8 p.m. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:45 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. The summer concert series continues with a performance by Bridge County Bluegrass Band.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.

JULY 2016

Sunday, July 2, 2016 – Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball game. 2 p.m. in Bay Village (away game.) The Squires, Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, will take on the Villagers Vintage Base Ball Club and the Whiskey Island Shamrocks in a double-header.

Monday, July 4, 2016 – Independence Day. Hayes Museum and Hayes Home are open noon to 5 p.m. The research library is closed.

Monday, July 4, 2016 – Fourth of July Concert. 2-3:30 p.m. 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. In honor of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums centennial, the concert will feature dramatic readings of the diary and letters of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes and their son, Col. Webb Cook Hayes. Civil War reenactors will punctuate the performance of the “1812 Overture” with cannon fire. Admission is free. Sponsored by Crown Battery. Additional funding provided by Mosser Construction Inc. Additional funding for centennial events provided by ABC INOAC Exterior Services, LLC; Automatic Fire Protection; Catawba Island Brewing Company; Community Health Services; Croghan Colonial Bank; Downtown Fremont Inc.; The Tom Kiser Family; ProMedica Memorial Hospital; Sandusky County Communities Foundation; Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau; The Fremont Co.; Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.; Wright Leather Works.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. 11 a.m. to noon. An interactive educational series for children. The event this month will feature a George Custer living history presenter. Cost is $1 for kids ages 1-12 and $7.50 for adults. (Cost includes admission to Second Saturdays AND to the Hayes Museum).

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - Verandah Concert. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:45 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. The summer concert series continues with a performance by the Zenobia Highlanders, who will play bagpipe music. 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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 –Digitizing Your Old Family Photos. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head of Photographic Resources Gil Gonzalez will explain the best methods of digitizing family photographs – file formats, internet albums, etc. Please register before class by calling Becky Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at bhill@rbhayes.org. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball. 2 p.m. in Wyandotte, Michigan. (Away game.) Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, will take on the Wyandotte Stars.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball. Noon at Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio. (Away tournament.) Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, will compete for the Sauder Village Cup during this old-time base ball tournament.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Verandah concert. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:45 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. The summer concert series continues with a performance by Matthew Ball, who plays ragtime and boogie woogie piano. 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.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 – Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball game.2 p.m. at Spiegel Grove (home game.) Free. Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, will play the Stemtown Stinkers.

AUGUST 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 - Verandah Concert. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:45 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. The summer concert series continues with a performance by the Rev. Robert Jones & Matt Watroba, who play American roots music.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.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 – GroveFest: Nature at the Grove and Bid at the Grove Auction.Hands-on, nature-related activities for all ages will be offered during Nature at the Grove from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Hayes Home. Daytime activities are free. Food will be available for purchase on the grounds. Then the Bid at the Grove Auction is from 6 to 10 p.m. in a reception tent in Lucy Hayes’s Rose Garden. Jerry Anderson will be the auctioneer. Guests can enjoy an evening of games, raffles, music and a live auction. Second Saturday R 4 Kids is included in Nature at the Grove. Major sponsorship provided by KeyBank trustee for Walter E. Terhune Fund; The Fremont Co., Richard & Kathryn Smith; and The Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation. Gold sponsorship by Albrechta & Coble Ltd, Attorneys; Motorists Insurance Group and Richard Binau Insurance & Financial Services; ProMedica Memorial Hospital; KF Construction & Excavating LLC. Silver sponsorship provided by Mosser Construction, Inc.; Pomona Properties, LLC; Unique Fabrications, Inc.; Decker Siding & Gutter Solution; Christy Lease; Dan & Jacque Lease. Bronze sponsorship provided by: Comfort Inn and Suites; Fremont Federal Credit Union; McDonald’s – Tom Humbard and Dorita Snyder; Ralph W. Peters, M.D.; Steinle GMC Cadillac & Steinle Chevy Buick; Wright Leather Works.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 -Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball game. 1 p.m. Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, plays in the Carnation Cup Tournament, hosted by the Alliance Crossing Rails Base Ball Club. (Away game.)

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 – Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball game. 2 p.m. at Spiegel Grove (home game.) Free. Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, will play the Villagers Vintage Base Ball Club from Bay Village.

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 - Verandah concert. Old-fashioned ice cream social is at 6:45 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. This is the last performance for the summer concert series this year and features North Coast Big Band. 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.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 – Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball. 2 p.m. at Spiegel Grove (home game.) Free. Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, will play the Wyandotte Stars.

SEPTEMBER 2016

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

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 -Beginning Genealogy. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head Librarian and experienced genealogist 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 Becky Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at bhill@rbhayes.org. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 - Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. 11 a.m. to noon. An interactive educational series for children. The event this month will feature a Mark Twain living history presenter. 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, Sept. 17, 2016 – History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. “Early Physicians: Two Centuries of Healing.”10-11:30 a.m. Learn about the early doctors who served our county and the hardships they faced, including the terrors of the Great Black Swamp and the 1834 Cholera epidemic. Sandusky County’s many fine physicians were nationally and internationally known for their medical achievements. 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 per session or $25 for all six. Pre-register to Nan Card 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or ncard@rbhayes.org. History Roundtable is sponsored by Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 - Spiegel Grove Squires vintage base ball. 10 a.m. at Tiffin-Seneca County Heritage Festival at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin (away game).Spiegel Grove’s vintage base ball team, the Squires, will play exhibition base ball with other regional vintage clubs.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 - History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. “Fremont’s Business Legacy.”10-11:30 a.m. During the turn of the 20th Century, Fremont and Sandusky County was known for its industry and business acumen. Explore the riches of the county’s past as we study the industries that put this area on the map. 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 ncard@rbhayes.org. History Roundtable is sponsored by Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 - “Along the Sandusky River” author talk and book signing by Brandon Hord and Larry Michaels. 2 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Free.

OCTOBER 2016

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016– Opening of Special Exhibit 100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of the Nation’s First Presidential Library. 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. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays with the exception of special holiday hours. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 8, 2017.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 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. 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, Oct. 8, 2016 - History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. “JFK Assassination: Evidence Explained 50 Years Later.” 10-11:30 a.m. This segment is guaranteed to offer new and intriguing evidence about the assassination 50 years later. Help us piece together pieces of the puzzle to this fascinating mystery. 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 ncard@rbhayes.org. History Roundtable is sponsored by Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 – Columbus Day. Hayes Home and Hayes Museum open noon to 5 p.m. Research library is closed.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 -Free Genealogy Websites. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head Librarian and experienced genealogist Becky Hill will explain 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, USGenweb.org, Worldcat.org, EllisIsland.org and other popular websites will be explored in depth. Please register before class by calling Becky Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing her at bhill@rbhayes.org. Cost is $10 and can be paid the day of the class. Sponsored by RootsMagic.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 – 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.

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 walk among 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 ncard@rbhayes.org. 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 ncard@rbhayes.org. History Roundtable is sponsored by Mary B. Wonderly, M.D.

NOVEMBER 2016

Sunday – Saturday all month - Special Exhibit 100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of the Nation’s First Presidential Library.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 Jan. 8, 2017.

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.Imagination Station will be the featured presenter. The event this month will focus on the Gilded Age, an era during which Rutherford B. Hayes was president. Cost to be determined.

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 bhill@rbhayes.org. 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.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 Jan. 8, 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.

Thursday, Dec. 1- Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 – 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. 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. 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. 31Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove. 1-4 p.m. Ride through the grounds of Spiegel Grove in a winter scene straight from the past. Cost is $3 per rider.

JANUARY 2017

Sunday – Saturday all month - Special Exhibit 100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of the Nation’s First Presidential Library.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 Jan. 8, 2017.

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

Jan. 2-Jan. 8, 2017 - 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.)Sponsored by the Gordon W. Knight Family and Croghan Colonial Bank.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017Model 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.