Take a themed tour, hold a piece of history and more with scheduled activities at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Kids crafts, opportunities to hold a historic artifact, specialized museum tours and themed Hayes Home tours are included with regular admission.

For an additional charge, grounds tours and a new Backstairs Tour of the Hayes Home that features the stories of the servants and includes some behind-the-scenes looks at the home are offered. (Additional charges are noted in the schedule below.) 

Different activities are offered, and schedules for each day will be posted here. Unless otherwise noted, the cost of the events is included with admission. Our schedule of other special events can be found here.

On Verandah Concert Wednesdays, spend the day at Spiegel Grove and enjoy these special tours and activities and then attend the free concert at 7 p.m. During Verandah Concerts, the museum also will remain open until 8 p.m. The 2019 Verandah Concert schedule can be found here.

The scheduled activities are:

 

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019

 

  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - A craft activity for kids will be available in the lower level of the museum. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 10:45 a.m. - Hands-on artifact activity. Put on the same archival gloves our curators wear and hold a piece of history. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 1:45 p.m. - Hands-on artifact activity. Put on the same archival gloves our curators wear and hold a piece of history. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 2:30 - Museum Highlights Tour. A staff member will give a tour pointing out highlights in the museum collections. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 3 p.m. - Backstairs Tour of the Hayes Home. This special tour focuses on the stories of servants in the home. It includes some behind-the-scenes looks at the home and fresh-baked ginger snaps, like those the servants made. The Servants Room exhibit area that is included on this tour is sponsored by Decker Roofing & Gutter Solutions. ($8 for members, $10 for non-members. Non-member tickets must be purchased with site pass)

 

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

 

  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - A craft activity for kids will be available in the lower level of the museum. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 10:45 a.m. - Hands-on artifact activity. Put on the same archival gloves our curators wear and hold a piece of history. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • Noon - Hands-on artifact activity. Put on the same archival gloves our curators wear and hold a piece of history. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 1 - 2:30 - Kids Days @ Hayes - Leaves of Spiegel Grove. Details here.
  • 2:45 - Gallery Talk. A staff member will share some highlights and details behind the exhibits in one of our galleries. (included with admission, members admitted for free)

 

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

 

  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - A craft activity for kids will be available in the lower level of the museum. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 10:45 a.m. - Hands-on artifact activity. Put on the same archival gloves our curators wear and hold a piece of history.  (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • Noon - Themed tour of the Hayes Home focusing on the women connected to Spiegel Grove, the estate of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes. This tour is connected to the special exhibit “Women of Spiegel Grove.” (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 1:45 p.m. - Hands-on artifact activity. Put on the same archival gloves our curators wear and hold a piece of history. (included with admission, members admitted for free)

 

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

 

  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - A craft activity for kids will be available in the lower level of the museum. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 10:45 a.m. - Hands-on artifact activity. Put on the same archival gloves our curators wear and hold a piece of history. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 1:45 p.m. - Hands-on artifact activity. Put on the same archival gloves our curators wear and hold a piece of history. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 2:30 - Museum Highlights Tour. A staff member will give a tour pointing out highlights in the museum collections. (included with admission, members admitted for free)
  • 3 p.m. - Backstairs Tour of the Hayes Home. This special tour focuses on the stories of servants in the home. It includes some behind-the-scenes looks at the home and fresh-baked ginger snaps, like those the servants made. The Servants Room exhibit area that is included on this tour is sponsored by Decker Roofing & Gutter Solutions. ($8 for members, $10 for non-members. Non-member tickets must be purchased with site pass)