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Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Event Title: The Gilded Age of Haviland China
Event Description: In the early 19th century, Americans looked to Europe when purchasing china. When importer David Haviland no longer could satisfy his customers' tastes for embellished fine china, good-old American ingenuity came into play. Haviland built his own factory in Limoges, France, to turn out the finest china in the world with artistic flourishes to satisfy his U.S. customers. Numerous examples of some of the earliest pieces of Haviland China (1850-1890) are on display in this unique exhibit sponsored by the Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Event Title: Vintage Base Ball Match
Event Description: The Hayes Presidential Center's vintage base ball club, the Spiegel Grove Squires, compete with the Akron Black Stockings in a match of 1860s style base ball. All equipment, uniforms, and rules follow those in place during base ball's early years (when the game was spelled as two words, not one.) Free admission. The Squires are sponsored by the Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Event Title: 'Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain'
Event Description: Author Brian Jordan speaks about his recently-released historical examination of the battle in which Rutherford B. Hayes suffered the most serious of his five Civil War battle wounds. Jordan researched his book at the Hayes Presidential Center and will conduct a book signing after the lecture. Books are available for purchase in the Museum Store.