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Second Annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival to take place Oct. 4-6, 2019

2019-02-10T19:26:49-05:00

Dec. 6, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org Second annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival to take place Oct. 4-6, 2019 FREMONT – The only film and literary festival in the United States to focus on the American Presidency will take place Oct. 4-6, 2019, in Fremont, Ohio. The festival focuses on issues, themes and popular culture related to the American Presidency. The literary component includes talks by featured authors and essay and poetry contests. It will take place at various locations around Fremont, including The Strand [...]

Second Annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival to take place Oct. 4-6, 20192019-02-10T19:26:49-05:00

Winners of Film & Literary Contests

2019-02-10T19:13:09-05:00

Oct. 8, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee Chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org   Winners of film, literary contests in American Presidents Film & Literary Festival FREMONT – Congratulations to the winners of the film and literary contests at the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. Winners are for the film contest are: Best Short Film: “Writing the Peace,” a documentary that examines the role an actor turned soldier named John Counsell had in drafting the document that ended World War II in Europe. Best Feature-Length Film: “The Reagan Show,” an all-archival [...]

Winners of Film & Literary Contests2019-02-10T19:13:09-05:00

Public invited to wreath laying at President Hayes’ tomb in honor of his birthday

2018-10-03T19:37:14-04:00

FREMONT – The public is invited to attend a ceremony honoring 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Hayes’ tomb on the grounds of Spiegel Grove. Military representatives sent by President Donald Trump will lay a wreath at the tomb of Hayes in honor of his birthday, which is Thursday, Oct. 4. The ceremony is from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Admission is free. This ceremony is part of a new event, the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is one of the film festival organizers and an event site. The Hayes Presidential Library [...]

Public invited to wreath laying at President Hayes’ tomb in honor of his birthday2018-10-03T19:37:14-04:00

Children’s author to speak at free family fun night Oct. 4 at Fremont Middle School

2018-10-02T13:47:29-04:00

Sept. 29, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org FREMONT – A children’s author will visit with families and present awards during a free family night and dinner on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Fremont Middle School during the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. Connie Trounstine, author of “Fingerprints on the Table,” a children’s book about the White House Treaty Table, will speak and present student film awards from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner and activities for families are included with the event sponsored by First National Bank of [...]

Children’s author to speak at free family fun night Oct. 4 at Fremont Middle School2018-10-02T13:47:29-04:00

Tickets available for keynote talk by “John Adams” HBO miniseries screenwriter

2018-09-30T09:31:47-04:00

Sept. 29, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org FREMONT – The screenwriter for the HBO Miniseries “John Adams” is the keynote speaker during the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival’s Red Carpet Event on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Strand Concert Theater in downtown Fremont. Screenwriter Kirk Ellis will discuss “Who Will Write Our History? – The Importance and Dangers of Memory, Legacy and Posterity in John Adams’ World – and Ours” during the special event from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the Strand, 220 S. Front St. [...]

Tickets available for keynote talk by “John Adams” HBO miniseries screenwriter2018-09-30T09:31:47-04:00

2018-09-21T12:06:51-04:00

Sept. 21, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org Authors, historians offer variety of free events during American Presidents Film & Literary festival FREMONT – From graphic novels to Abraham Lincoln and slavery to political cartoons, authors will give a variety of programs during the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival from Thursday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 7. Many of the literary events are free. They are: Discussion by author and historian Eric Foner via Skype at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan [...]

2018-09-21T12:06:51-04:00

View original independent films at inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

2018-09-21T12:05:10-04:00

Sept. 20, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org FREMONT – From a documentary about Teddy Roosevelt and the environment to a feature film about America’s race to the moon in the 1960s, the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival will feature a variety of independent films and documentaries. The new event takes place Sept. 27 – Oct. 7 at various locations in Fremont. Filmmakers submitted films on the themes of people, places politics and power. Portions of commercial films and a PBS documentary relating to the American presidency [...]

View original independent films at inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival2018-09-21T12:05:10-04:00

‘Meet’ Historical figures at lantern tours of Spiegel Grove

2018-10-02T13:48:10-04:00

Sept. 19, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org   Film Festival Event: ‘Meet’ Historical figures at lantern tours of Spiegel Grove FREMONT – “Meet” First Ladies Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison, Gen. Ulysses Grant and Sen. Robert Kennedy at lantern tours of Spiegel Grove on Friday, Oct. 5, during the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. Tours begin at 9 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 10:20 p.m. Each tour is about 45 minutes. Guides carrying lanterns lead the groups around Spiegel Grove, the grounds of [...]

‘Meet’ Historical figures at lantern tours of Spiegel Grove2018-10-02T13:48:10-04:00

Tickets on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

2018-09-19T07:13:46-04:00

Sept. 18, 2018 Kristina Smith Marketing Committee chairman American Presidents Film & Literary Festival Fremont, OH 43420 800-998-7737, ext. 217 ksmith@rbhayes.org   Tickets on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival FREMONT – Tickets are on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival taking place Thursday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 7, at various locations in Fremont, Ohio. The festival includes original short, feature and documentary films; literary discussions by historians and authors and lantern tours featuring living history presenters at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Kirk Ellis, screenwriter [...]

Tickets on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival2018-09-19T07:13:46-04:00

Community partners planning first American Presidents Film & Literary Festival for Oct. 4-7

2018-02-25T12:55:01-05:00

Community partners planning first American Presidents Film & Literary Festival for Oct. 4-7 FREMONT – The first ever film and literary festival to focus on the American Presidency will take place Oct. 4-7 in Fremont, home of America’s first presidential library. The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival will focus on issues related to the American Presidency. The literary component will include talks by featured authors and essay and poetry contests. Several community partners, including the Liberty and Learning Foundation, Birchard Public Library, Fremont City Schools and the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, are organizing the festival. It will [...]

Community partners planning first American Presidents Film & Literary Festival for Oct. 4-72018-02-25T12:55:01-05:00

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