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2014/2015 Calendar of Events

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 & Gordon W. Knight Family.
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve. The Center will close early - at 3 p.m.
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.

JANUARY 2015

Thursday, Jan. 1 – All facilities CLOSED.

*Exhibit extended: 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.

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. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” 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

Tuesdays-Sundays Feb. 1 through Feb. 16 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, Feb. 14 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” 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. This year, Dr. Mark Grimsle from The Ohio State University is guest speaker. 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. This is your final chance to see 'Privy to History' our exclusive exhibit on the Civil War prison at Johnson's Island.

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. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” 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. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

Tuesday, April 2 – 8:30 a.m. Walkers’ & Wagging Tails’ Club kick off event. Staff of the Hayes Presidential Center introduce a new walk-your-way to fitness club by walking the grounds of Spiegel Grove. Stop by for information and balloons. Part of our Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by ProMedica Memorial Hospital.

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.

Friday, April 10 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Museum auditorium. Registration for Walkers’ & Wagging Tails’ a free walk-your-way-to-fitness club. Open to all. Everyone who registers gets a free pedometer. Learn about rewards for walking. Part of our Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by ProMedica Memorial Hospital.

Saturday, April 11–10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at Spiegel Grove. Featuring a scavenger hunt. Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to April 11 Second Saturdays AND to the Hayes Museum). Part of our Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

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-see above listing.

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. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

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– 10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at the Fremont Community Recreation Complex, 600 St. Joseph Street. Try out the spring-training sports stations. Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to May 9 Second Saturdays AND to the Rec Center). Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

Saturday, May 9–11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids at the Fremont Community Recreation Complex, 600 St. Joseph Street. An interactive educational series for children featuring hands-on activities, speakers and more. Cost – see above listing.
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. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

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 – 5:30 p.m. free BP checks and find out about joining our free Walkers’ & Wagging Tails’ Club. Events take place prior to the Verandah Concert. Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming.

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

Saturday, June 13– 10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at Spiegel Grove. Play 1860s base ball with the Squires. Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to the June 13 Second Saturdays AND to the Rec Center). Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

Saturday, June 13– 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” Cost – see above listing.

Wednesday, June 24 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert featuring the Fostoria Community Band. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union .


JULY 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH – Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection®exhibit. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

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. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union .

Saturday, July 11– 10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at Spiegel Grove. “Kids Fit” theme. Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to the July 11 Second Saturdays AND to the Rec Center). Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

Saturday, July 11– 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” Cost – see above listing.

Wednesday, July 22 - 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert featuring the talents of The Voices of Harmony barbershop chorus. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union .

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). Major sponsorship is provided by Key Bank-the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund . Additional sponsors include: GOLD LEVEL - ProMedica Memorial Hospital, The Andersons Inc.; SILVER - Unique Fabrications Inc.; BRONZE - Fremont Federal Credit Union


AUGUST 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH – Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

Wednesday, August 5 - 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union .

Saturday, August 8– 10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at the Fremont Community Recreation Complex, 600 St. Joseph Street. Pool ‘Splash Camp.’ Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to the August 8 Second Saturdays AND to the Rec Center pool). Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

Saturday, August 8– 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids at the Fremont Community Recreation Complex, 600 St. Joseph Street. An interactive educational series for children. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” Cost – see above listing.

Wednesday, August 19 - 6:45-8 p.m. outdoor Verandah Concert featuring the North Coast Big Band. Admission is FREE; bring your own chair. Sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union .
Sunday, August 30 - 2-3:30 p.m. Vintage Base Ball Match on the grounds of Spiegel Grove. The Spiegel Grove Squires play the Wyandotte Stars from Detroit, MI, in a match of 1860s-style base ball. Admission is FREE.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH – Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection® exhibit. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

Saturday, Sept. 12– 10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at Spiegel Grove. ‘Kindersports’ time. Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to the Sept. 12 Second Saturdays AND to the Rec Center). Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

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 – see above listing.

Saturday, Sept. 19 - 10-11:30 a.m. History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. Topic is "A Snapshot in Time: Lucy Keller's Main Street." Cost is $5/per session or $25/for all six. Pre-register to 419-332-2081, ext. 239.

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 .

Saturday, Sept. 26 - 10-11:30 a.m. History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. Topic is “With Malice Toward None: Lincoln’s Legacy.” Cost is $5 or $25/series of 6. Pre-register to 419-332-2081, ext. 239.

OCTOBER 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH – Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection ® exhibit. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

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 - 10-11:30 a.m. History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. Topic is “The 49ers: Boom or Bust.” Cost is $5 or $25/series of 6. Pre-register to 419-332-2081, ext. 239.

Saturday, Oct. 10– 10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at Spiegel Grove. Civil War military obstacle course. Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to the Oct. 10 Second Saturdays AND to the Rec Center). Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

Saturday, Oct. 10– 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” Cost – see above listing.

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 .

Saturday, Oct. 17 - 10-11:30 a.m. History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. Topic is “Famous or Infamous: NW Ohio Events & People.” Cost is $5 or $25/series of 6. Pre-register to 419-332-2081, ext. 239.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 24 - 10-11:30 a.m. History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. Topic is “American Dynasty: The Kennedys.” Cost is $5 or $25/series of 6. Pre-register to 419-332-2081, ext. 239.

Saturday, Oct. 31 - 10-11:30 a.m. History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert. Topic is “Tales from the Great Black Swamp.” Cost is $5 per session or all six for $25. Pre-register to 419-332-2081, ext. 23.

NOVEMBER 2015

Tuesdays-Sundays ALL MONTH – Dressed for Life: First Ladies' & Red Dress Collection ® exhibit. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

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– 10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at the Fremont Community Recreation Complex, 600 St. Joseph Street. ‘Strap on Ice Skates.’ Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to the Nov. 14 Second Saturdays AND to the Rec Center ice rink). Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

Saturday, Nov. 14– 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids at the Fremont Community Recreation Complex, 600 St. Joseph Street. An interactive educational series for children. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” Cost – see above listing.

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. Sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank & the Gordon W. Knight Family.

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. Nine 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 Jan. 4, 2016.

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– 10:30-10:45 a.m. Let’s Move exercise series for all ages at Spiegel Grove. ’12 Days of Christmas Moves.’ Cost $1/kids ages 1-12, $7.50/adult. (NOTE: Cost includes admission to the Dec. 12 Second Saturdays AND to the Rec Center). Part of the Dressed for Life exhibit’s healthy lifestyles programming. Sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.

Saturday, Dec. 12– 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Saturdays R 4 Kids. An interactive educational series for children. This year’s theme is “Traveling with President Hayes.” Cost – see above listing.
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.