information center:  
 
Return to homepage
 

Features

2016 Calendar of Events
Printable 2016 Calendar
Dressed for Life exhibit
2015 Verandah Concerts
2015 Vintage Base Ball

 

 

 
Return to What's Happening

2016 Calendar of Events

JANUARY 2016

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 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 “Martin Van Buren” by Ted Widmer. 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.

FEBRUARY 2016

Saturday- Monday, Feb. 13-15, 2016 – Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove. 1-4 p.m. Ride through the estate of 19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes on a horse-drawn sleigh, like the president did when he lived here. Cost is $3 per rider.

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 – President’s Day. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The research library is closed.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 –Beginning Genealogy. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Head Librarian Becky Hill will give an overview of how to get started doing your family history, especially using the resources available at the Hayes 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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 “William Henry Harrison” by Gail Collins. 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.

MARCH 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016 -Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. 11 a.m. to noon. An interactive educational series for children. The event this month will focus on art and culture during the Gilded Age (when Rutherford B. Hayes was president). Artistry Uncorked will lead a painting activity. Cost is $1 for kids ages 1-12 and $7.50 for adults. (Cost includes admission to the Second Saturdays AND to the Hayes Museum).

Saturday, March 19, 2016 -Free Genealogical 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 family history research. She will explore in depth such internet resources as the Hayes Presidential Library’s Ohio Obituary Index, along with FamilySearch.org, USGenweb.org, Worldcat.org, Findagrave.com, EllisIsland.org and other popular websites. 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, March 19, 2016 –History Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2830 Napoleon Rd. The Hayes Presidential Center hosts this event at Terra State Community College in Fremont. Junior high and high school students in Region 3 will present history projects on history that will be judged. The winners will move on to the state competition in Columbus.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 – Easter Egg Roll at Spiegel Grove. 2- 3:30 p.m. Children ages 3-10 are invited to compete in a variety of egg-rolling contests replicating the famous White House Easter Egg Roll started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Prizes are awarded in four age categories, and every child receives a balloon, a pass to the Hayes Home or Hayes Museum and treats. Admission is three hard-boiled colored eggs for use in the contests. When the egg-rolling contests are finished, children are invited to participate in face painting, corn-hole games and visits by the Easter Bunny. Sponsored by Root’s Poultry and Welly’s Horseradish and Seasonings.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 – Easter. All facilities closed.

Wednesday, March 30, 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 “John Tyler” by Gary May. 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.

APRIL 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016 – “James a Garfield & the Civil War” Author talk and book signing. 2 p.m. Author Daniel J. Vermilya focuses on the little-known stories of 20th U.S. President James A. Garfield’s experiences in the Civil War.From humble beginnings in Ohio, Garfield rose to become a major general in the Union army. Garfield’s military career took him to the backwoods of Kentucky, the fields of Shiloh and Chickamauga and ultimately to the halls of Congress. His service during the war helped to save the Union he would go on to lead as president. Vermilya is a Civil War historian who currently works as a park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. He also has been a volunteer at the James A. Garfield Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio.

Wednesday, April 13, 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 Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America” by Walter Borneman. 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.

Saturday, April 16, 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 the paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Library: Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3; FindMyPast.com, MyHeritage.com,NewspaperArchives.com, NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com. 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.

Wednesday, April 27, 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 Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America” by Walter Borneman. 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.


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 in the parlor where President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Hayes entertained guests at the Hayes Home.

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.

Saturday, May 28 – May 30, 2016 – Hayes Presidential Center 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!

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 28

· 9:30 a.m. – Grand reopening of library and museum after $1.3 million renovation.

· 1 p.m. – The Ohio State University Marching Band will march from downtown Fremont to Spiegel Grove and perform on the grounds.

· 2:15 p.m. - Beard contest. Sponsored by Mayle, Ray & Mayle. Form and details available at http://bit.ly/1Kg0o7V.

· 3 p.m. – “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band performs on the Hayes Home verandah.

Sunday, May 29

· 1:30 p.m. – Centennial ceremony on the Hayes Home verandah

· Barbecue and festive celebration immediately following the ceremony.

Ongoing throughout the weekend: Hayes family reunion; tours of the Hayes Home, museum/library building and 25-acre grounds of Spiegel Grove.

There also will be a beard contest, birthday cake, games for kids and more. More events are being planned, and details will be released as soon as possible. Co-Title sponsorship for the OSU Marching Band provided by the City of Fremont.

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

JUNE 2016

Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 12, 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. Their works also will be put up for viewing and sale on Sunday, and a percentage of the sales goes to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Make a 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).

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Verandah Concert. 6:45-8:00 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. These events provide a chance to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19thCentury 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, 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. TBA. The Squires, Spiegel Groves’ old-time base ball team will play in 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.6:45-8:00 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 19thCentury 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

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. Admission is free. Sponsored by Crown Battery.

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 and provides a chance to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19thCentury 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.

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 andprovides a chance to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19thCentury 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.

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 and provides a chance to listen to some of Northwest Ohio’s top musical groups. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19thCentury 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 provide by KeyBank trustee for Walter E. Terhune Fund. Silver sponsorship provided by Mosser Construction, Inc.; Unique Fabrications, Inc. Bronze sponsorship provided by: Fremont Federal Credit Union.

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

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. The 80-foot long verandah (a 19thCentury 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.

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.10-11:30 a.m. Retired educator Mike Gilbert shares his knowledge of local and national history. Gilbert 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.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 - History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert.10-11:30 a.m. Retired educator Mike Gilbert shares his knowledge of local and national history. 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.

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.

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. 10-11:30 a.m. Retired educator Mike Gilbert shares his knowledge of local and national history. 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.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016-History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert.10-11:30 a.m. Retired educator Mike Gilbert shares his knowledge of local and national history. 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, 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. 10-11:30 a.m. Retired educator Mike Gilbert shares his knowledge of local and national history. 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.10-11:30 a.m. Retired educator Mike Gilbert shares his knowledge of local and national history. 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.

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. An interactive educational series for children. The event this month will focus on the Gilded Age, an era during which Rutherford B. Hayes was president. 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, 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 Center – 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 open through Jan. 8, 2017.

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.

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.

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

Saturday, Jan. 7Model 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.