Celebrate Fourth of July with patriotic concert at presidentís home

Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic concert by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The annual Independence Day Concert is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, on the lawn of the historic Hayes Home. Admission is free. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. 

The Toledo Symphony Concert Band will perform a variety of songs on the verandah of the home. In a Fourth of July tradition, Civil War reenactors will punctuate the performance of the “1812 Overture” with cannon fire.

The concert is sponsored by Hal and Diane Hawk, Crown Battery Mfg. Co. with additional funding by Mosser Construction.

The Hayes Home and museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4. The last tour of the home is at 4 p.m. The library will be closed for the holiday.

For the holiday, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will offer an adult site pass for the discounted rate of $15. The site pass includes admission to tour the Hayes Home and the museum. This rate is good on July 4 only. 

Hayes Presidential members are admitted for free.

Parking is on site, weather permitting. Overflow parking will be available on the street and at ProMedica Memorial Hospital’s parking lots at Buildings A and B, located at 605 Third Ave. HPLM is a short walk to the east of the hospital parking lots.

New this year: Food trucks will be on-site throughout the day. Delicious will serve chicken wings, gyros, burgers and fries and more. Tim’s Bar & Grill will offer pulled pork, rib tips and more.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner of 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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