Our Temporary Exhibits
Women of Spiegel Grove
In the spring of 1919, Congress passed the language of the Nineteenth Amendment extending the right to vote to women. The States would ratify the amendment as part of the U.S. Constitution over the coming year. In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will be presenting an exhibit that showcases the lives of the many women who played important roles at Spiegel Grove and tells the national story of women in America from the suffrage movement to the pursuit for social and workplace equality to the #MeToo movement.
The exhibit is open through March 29, 2020.
Sponsored by: Reed Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation, Coterie, Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, Promedica Memorial Hospital, City of Fremont, Sandusky County Republican Women, Christy Lease (In memory of Maude Lease), Soroptimist, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bemis, The Andersons, Walmart - Port Clinton, Walmart - Tiffin, and Walmart - Fremont.
This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/exhibition/program/website do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ohio: An Unnatural History
What lurks in the dark, isolated areas of the Buckeye State? Native Americans, pioneers, and 21st century Ohioans have had varying answers to that question in their efforts to describe the unknown. Ohio: An Unnatural History is an exhibit that will explore many of the cryptozoological creatures and haunted tales that inhabit Ohio’s rich heritage of folklore and urban legends. This exhibition will profile such interesting legends as the Dogman of Defiance, Mothman, the headless motorcyclist, and the Grassman, Ohio’s version of Bigfoot. As they learn about the role of folklore in society, visitors will be able to pose with life-size renderings of these legendary beasts created by Ohio artist, sculptor, and film prop designer Dan Chudzinski.
Ohio: An Unnatural History opens February 28, 2020 – October 31, 2020.
Sponsored by: Hanneman-Chudzinki-Keller Funeral Home
Press and the Presidency
It is not just a modern occurrence that the press has played a role in American politics. Since George Washington, presidents have had to respond to negative press and use some media to their advantage. This exhibit will investigate how the press and presidency have coexisted throughout American history.
Press and the Presidency opens May 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021.
Rotating exhibits are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of holiday hours and closings. Admission is included with the price of a museum ticket. Members are admitted for free.