Celebrate President Rutherford B. Hayes’ 199th birthday by attending a wreath-laying by members of the U.S. military on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Hayes’ tomb at Spiegel Grove. The ceremony is at 1 p.m. at Hayes’ grave, located at the Hayes estate and grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, called Spiegel Grove. Admission is free. Each year, the sitting U.S. president sends military members to lay a wreath at Hayes’ tomb on the Sunday closest to his birthday. His birthday is Oct. 4. These representatives, as well as Hayes Presidential Executive Director Christie Weininger, will give brief remarks. A bugler [...]
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Walk the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums by lantern light and “meet” people connected to U.S. presidents throughout history during night-time tours on Friday, Oct. 1. Costumed living history presenters will portray First Lady Jane Pierce; Hayes Home housekeeper Sarah Jane Grant; Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman; President Rutherford B. Hayes’ cousin, Lucy Elliot Keeler; and Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt. They will be stationed around Spiegel Grove, the grounds of Hayes Presidential, and share their stories. This event is part of the third-annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. Tours begin at 9 p.m. and take [...]
Film festival to include keynote talk by political cartoonist, theater production, lantern tours, original filmsKristina Smith2021-09-23T11:23:06-04:00
An award-winning political cartoonist will be the keynote speaker at the third annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival, which will take place Sept. 25 and Oct. 1-3 at various locations inFremont. The festival will include original films, a play based on the life of a White House butler, a red carpet event that includes dinner and craft beer tasting, lantern tours of Spiegel Grove with living history presenters and more. Arthur “Chip” Bok, a syndicated political cartoonist through Los Angeles-based Creators Syndicate, will speak during the Red Carpet Event on Saturday, Oct. 2, at The Strand Concert Theater. The event [...]