Spiegel Grove grounds to reopen May 1, buildings remain closed

Spiegel Grove, the 25-acre grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 1. Hayes Presidential buildings remain closed.

Hayes Presidential asks visitors to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance at Spiegel Grove and to stay home if they are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19. Wearing masks is also recommended.

Spiegel Grove is reopening in conjunction with some of the city of Fremont’s parks again being accessible to the public. Hayes Presidential staff have been working with the city and Sandusky County Health Department on coordinating efforts to minimize spread of the virus.

The Grove has been closed to the public since March 28. Its reopening is the first in a series of steps to begin Hayes Presidential’s full reopening to the public. Hayes Presidential is closely monitoring the situation and following the governor’s orders and directives.

Updates on reopening facilities and the rescheduling or cancellation of events and programs will be posted at rbhayes.org and on Hayes Presidential’s social media pages.

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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