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2014/2015 Calendar of Events

NOVEMBER 2014
Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –
Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed exhibit. Sponsored by the Sidney Frohman Foundation and Friends & Descendants of Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison .
Saturday, Nov. 22 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Internet Genealogy II Class. A class offering instruction in how to make the most of paid subscriptions to genealogical research websites like HeritageQuest. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by
RootsMagic, Inc.
Thursday, Nov. 27
–Thanksgiving. All facilities are CLOSED.
Sunday, Nov. 28 – opening of the Hayes Train Special and Mary Gaynier Snoflake Art exhibit . Exhibits run through January 4, 2015. Sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank & the Gordon W. Knight Family .

DECEMBER 2014
Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH – Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed exhibit. Sponsored by the Sidney Frohman Foundation and Friends & Descendants of Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison .
Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH – Hayes Train Special and Mary Gaynier Snoflake Art exhibit. Sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank & the Gordon W. Knight Family .
Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 4, 5, & 6Christmas Dinners at Spiegel Grove. Our 2014 dinners are SOLD OUT!

**NEW Saturday, Dec. 13
–11 a.m.-3 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. A hands-on educational series for children and parents focusing on the theme “Exploring the Civil War.” Today’s topic is The War Ends! – learn how the country changed as a result of the war. Sponsored by Heinz North America. Cost $1/child, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission); free to those with family-level Center memberships.
Thursday, Dec. 20 - 2-4 p.m. Paper Snowflake Making Workshop with artist Mary Gaynier. Cost is $3/adult and $1/children 6-12. Pre-register to 419-332-2081, ext. 238. Limited to 50 people.
Thursday, Dec. 25 – Christmas. All facilities CLOSED.
Dec. 26-28 and Dec. 30-31–1-4 p.m. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove. Cost $3 per rider. *NOTE: No rides Monday, Dec. 29.

2015 EVENTS *Events are subject to change.
JANUARY 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 1 – All facilities CLOSED.

Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 1-4 – Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed exhibit.Sponsored by the Sidney Frohman Foundation and Friends & Descendants of Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison.

Thursday-Sunday Jan. 1-4 - Hayes Train Special, operating model train display. Sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank & the Gordon W. Knight Family .

Saturday, Jan. 3 – 1-4 p.m. Model Train Clinic. Experts provide instruction on keeping model trains on track. Cost $2.

Saturday, Jan. 10–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Saturday, Jan. 17 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tracing Your House’s History. Head Librarian Becky Hill leads this class. Cost $10/adults, $5/students through high school. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

FEBRUARY 2015

Saturday, Feb. 14–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 14-161-4 p.m. Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove. Cost $3 per rider.

Sunday, Feb. 15 - 5-8 p.m. Hayes Lecture on the Presidency. Presidents' Day weekend provides the perfect forum for a discussion about our nation's highest elected office and the men who have served in that capacity. Each year, a noted historian and/or author is invited to speak on a topic related to the presidency. A reception and catered dinner precede the lecture and offer the opportunity for personal interaction with the speaker. Advance reservations required. Cost is $30. Lecture-only admission is $10. Reservations required.

**Monday, Feb. 16 - PRESIDENT’S DAY. The Center IS open for holiday hours of noon-5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 21 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beginning Genealogy Class in the Library. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

MARCH 2015

Saturday, March 14–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Saturday, March 21– 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free Genealogical Websites Class. A class offering instruction in how to make the most of subscription-free genealogical websites. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

Saturday, March 28 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. District II Ohio History Day Competition at Terra Community College. Sponsored by the Hayes Presidential Center.

APRIL 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City’s annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

Saturday, April 4 – 2-3:30 p.m. Hayes Easter Egg Roll. Children ages 3-10 are invited to compete in egg-rolling. Bring three hard-boiled colored eggs as your admission fee.

Sunday, April 5 – All facilities CLOSED for Easter Sunday.

Saturday, April 11–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Sunday, April 12 – 1-4 p.m. RootsMagic workshop led by software author Bruce Buzbee. Free admission. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

Saturday, April 18- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ancestry.com & Paid Genealogical Websites Class. A class offering instruction in how to make the most of paid-subscription genealogy websites like HeritageQuest. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

MAY 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City’s annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

Saturday, May 9 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. Make A Book Class. Learn how to make your own great quality, personalized book economically with Blurb.com. Lessons learned in this class can be applied to creating photo books, family histories, heritage cookbooks, personal stories or children's books. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

Saturday, May 9–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Sunday, May 17– 4-5 p.m. Music in the Parlor. A re-creation of a 19th Century parlor concert inside the newly restored home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Limited seating. Tickets required. Cost $8/adults, $4/children age 12 and younger.

Saturday, May 30– 9:30-11:30 a.m. Make a Family Tree on ‘Ancestry.com’ class. Learn how to compile a family tree online using ‘Ancestry.com.’ Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school. Pre-register.

JUNE 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City’s annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

Saturday, June 6- 9:30 a.m.-NOON Old Family Photos – Care, Digitizing & Organizing. Hayes Presidential Center Head of Photographic Resources Gil Gonzalez instructs attendees on how to identify the photographic process used to create a photo, as well as how to preserve, digitize and organize family photos. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

Wednesday, June 10 – 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair.

Saturday, June 13–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Wednesday, June 24 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair.

JULY 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection®exhibit. More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed a long with celebrity dresses from New York City’s annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

Friday, July 4 – 2-3:30 p.m. Independence Day Concert featuring the Toledo Symphony Concert Band. Free admission thanks to sponsorship from Crown Battery Mfg. Co. Inc. The Hayes Home and Hayes Museum are open for tours NOON-5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 8 - 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair.

Saturday, July 11–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Wednesday, July 22 - 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert. Free admission. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair.

Saturday, July 25 – 11 a.m.-10 p.m. GroveFest. A family/community event that features free Nature at the Grove daytime activities, plus the elegant evening fundraiser Bid at the Grove Auction(tickets required).

AUGUST 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City’s annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

Wednesday, August 5 - 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair.

Saturday, August 8–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Wednesday, August 19 - 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City’s annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

Saturday, Sept. 12–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Saturday, Sept. 26 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beginning Genealogy Class in the Library. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

OCTOBER 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 3 & 4 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day Hayes Civil War Reenactment. Two hundred Civil War reenactors camp on the grounds and take part in battle re-creations. Event admission $4/adults, $2/children ages 6-12.

Saturday, Oct. 10–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Saturday, Oct. 17 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free Genealogical Websites Class. A class offering instruction in finding and using free genealogical websites. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

Sunday, Oct. 18– 4-5 p.m. Music in the Parlor. A re-creation of a 19th Century parlor concert inside the newly restored home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Limited seating. Tickets required. Cost $8/adults, $4/children age 12 and younger.

NOVEMBER 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City’s annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

Saturday, Nov. 7 – 9:30-11:30 a.m.Ancestry.com & Paid Genealogical Websites Class. A class offering instruction in how to make the most of paid subscriptions to genealogical research websites like HeritageQuest. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. Sponsored by RootsMagic .

Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Veteran’s Day. Holiday hours of noon-5 p.m. observed for Hayes Home and Museum. The Hayes Library and business offices CLOSED.

Saturday, Nov. 14–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Thursday, Nov. 26–Thanksgiving. All facilities are CLOSED.

Friday, Nov. 27 – opening of the Hayes Train Special, model train display. Exhibit runs through January 2, 2016.

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 28 & 29Hayes Train Special, model train display.

DECEMBER 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH –Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City’s annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH – Hayes Train Special, model train display.

Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 3, 4, & 5Christmas Dinners at Spiegel Grove An elegant dining experience in the home of a U.S. President. Cost is $250 per person ($175 is tax deductible).

Saturday, Dec. 12–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost $1/children 6-12, $7.50/adult (includes Museum admission).

Friday, Dec. 25 – Christmas. All facilities CLOSED.
Dec. 26-27 and Dec. 29-31–1-4 p.m. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove. Cost $3 per rider. *NOTE: No rides Dec. 28.