Share a historic item or photo during two Retro Roundtable events

Bring a family heirloom, letter, photograph, piece of clothing, toy or other artifact with special meaning to you and share its story during Retro Roundtable events in April at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Retro Roundtable, offered for the first time last year, was so popular that a second event was added to the program this year. One session will focus on artifacts, heirlooms and manuscripts, and the other session will focus on photos.

The artifact session is Saturday, April 6, and the photo session is Saturday, April 13. Each session is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the museum/library building. Admission is free.

“My favorite aspect of Retro Roundtable is that it’s audience driven, which allows for a wide range of topics to be discussed,” said Julie Mayle, HPLM associate curator of manuscripts. “Last year’s event brought out so many interesting objects, so I can’t wait to see what this year brings.”

Presenters will have up to 10 minutes to discuss their item or photograph. Observers who do not want to bring items are welcome to attend and hear the fascinating stories behind the presenters’ items.

Presenters can share an item at one or both of the sessions.

Those presenting are required to pre-register and can do so by contacting Curator of Manuscripts Nan Card or Mayle at 419-332-2081, ext. 239. They can also email Card at [email protected] or Mayle at [email protected]

For those who would like to attend but not present, no registration is required.

Staff will open each event by sharing the stories behind some significant artifacts and photos from HPLM collections.

The artifact session of Retro Roundtable is sponsored by Rebecca White.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

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