R.B. Hayes exhibit on display at OSU
Legendary Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes would not have had a place to work had it not been for a man who shared his surname.
Rutherford B. Hayes was governor of Ohio in 1870 when he urged the Ohio General Assembly to pass a bill creating a land-grant university under the Morrill Act of 1862. His persistence led to passage of the bill establishing the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College in Columbus -today known as The Ohio State University.
The Hayes Presidential Center and The Ohio State University's Rare Books & Manuscripts Library have partnered to create an exhibit Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President. It is on display May 9-August 26 in Thompson Library Room 165 at OSU (1858 Neil Ave.). In addition to exploring Rutherford Hayes’ connection to OSU, the exhibit tells the story of his life. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President includes artifacts from the Center’s and OSU’s collections. Read a recent exhibit visitor's blog posting at http://beesfirstappearance.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/rbhayes/
*Footnote: Rutherford and Woody Hayes are not related.