Presidential History Book Club

FREMONT – History enthusiasts can read and discuss books about the American presidency with a book club based at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The Presidential History Book Club meets at noon once a month in the museum/library building. Participation is free. Members can bring their lunch to the meetings.

Members can get each month’s book from a local library or buy a copy. Copies of the books will be on sale in the Museum Store at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Curator Dustin McLochlin prepares talking points to generate a discussion among members at meetings. The format of the Presidential History Book Club is informal, and everyone is encouraged to be involved.

The club has the following meetings and topics scheduled for 2018:

  • Jan. 31 - "Benjamin Harrison" by Charles W. Calhoun
  • Feb. 28 - “President McKinley: Architect of the American Century" by Robert W. Merry
  • March 28 - “President McKinley: Architect of the American Century" by Robert W. Merry
  • April 25 - "The Triumph of McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters"
  • May 30 - "The Bully Pulpit" by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • June 27 - "The Bully Pulpit" by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • July 25 - "The Bully Pulpit" by Doris Kearns Goodwin

For information on the book club, contact McLochlin at 419-332-2081 or dmclochlin@rbhayes.org.