Second Saturdays R 4 Kids program features hands-on fun

Kids can learn to make paper origami, paint on canvas, experience life in a Civil War camp and more during Second Saturdays R 4 Kids at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

This educational series for kids through age 12 takes place each month.

Some months, the event features a scavenger hunt available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the museum. Kids can stop by and do the hunt any time during the day. Each hunt has a theme, and kids get a prize for completing it.

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members at the family level and higher and their children and grandchildren are admitted to these events for free. Prices for non-members are listed below.

Impact Credit Union is the title sponsor for Second Saturdays R 4 Kids.

The 2018 schedule:

  • July 14 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kids will learn to create simple, beautiful objects by folding paper with Monica Salisbury of Ohio Paper Folders. Cost is $3 per kid. There is no charge for adults to bring kids to this program. RSVPs are required and can be made by contacting Education Coordinator Maggie Wilson at 419-332-2081, ext. 246, or [email protected]. RSVPS also can be made at https://www.rbhayes.org/events/2018/07/14/events/second-saturdays-r-4-kids/Event sponsor is the Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau. 
  • Aug. 11 – 11 a.m. to noon. The Spiegel Grove Squires, the vintage base ball team at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, will teach kids how to play vintage base ball. There also will be a scavenger hunt available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hayes Museum. Kids receive a prize for completing the scavenger hunt. Cost for both programs for kids is $1. There is no fee for adults to bring kids to the base ball program. Adult admission to the museum for the scavenger hunt is regular admission - $13 for the museum only for one day or $20 for a two-day site pass to the museum and Hayes Home.
  • Sept. 8 – 11 a.m. story time in the museum auditorium. There also will be a scavenger hunt available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hayes Museum. Kids receive a prize for completing the scavenger hunt. Cost is $1 for kids. Cost for adults is regular admission - $13 for the museum only for one day or $20 for a two-day site pass to the museum and Hayes Home.
  • Oct. 13 – 11 a.m. to noon. Civil War reenactors will teach kids how soldiers lived and fought. Cost is $1 for kids. There is no fee for adults to bring kids to this program.
  • Nov. 10 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A holiday-themed scavenger hunt will be available, and kids can create holiday crafts. Cost is $1 for kids. Cost for adults is regular admission - $13 for the museum only for one day or $20 for a two-day site pass to the museum and Hayes Home.

For information, contact Education Coordinator Maggie Wilson at 419-332-2081 or [email protected]