Examine the last busy years of President Rutherford B. Hayes’ life after he returned to his beloved Spiegel Grove. Hayes looked forward to coming back to Fremont after his four years in the White House.

As he did throughout his life, Hayes packed an extraordinary amount of accomplishments into those dozen years.

This program will discuss many of these activities, and also serve as an introduction to the bicentennial year of Hayes’ birth to be celebrated in 2022.

Larry Michaels
Author and Local Historian 

Larry Michaels is a Lutheran minister who also taught English part-time at the University of Toledo. With his cousin Krista, he has written several local history books about Fremont and Sandusky County, including “Fremont and Sandusky County: Then and Now” and “Fremont: Then & Now.”

He is active in several local organizations, including the Sandusky County Bicentennial Committee and Sandusky County Historical Society.

Event sponsors are Crown Battery Corp. and Hal & Diane Hawk; Crescent Manufacturing Co.; and Albrechta & Coble, Ltd.

Award sponsors are Otto Gonzales & Dr. Iracema Arevalo. Film Block Sponsors are 1st Choice Portable Staging and Dr. Greg DeRodes. Friends of the Festival are Holland CPA.