History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Celebrate The Birthday Of A First Lady

8 Aug , 2018  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard. There’s a fun place to celebrate the birthday this summer, and it’s an easy drive from greater Mansfield.

First Lady Lucy Hayes, with of President Rutherford B. Hayes, would have turned 187 this month.

To celebrate, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museum is bringing some of her dresses later this month that are not normally on display out of storage and putting them on exhibit for four days only in the museum, located in Fremont, just 50 miles from Mansfield.

Members are admitted for free. For non-members, admission is included in the price of regular admission.

In addition to displaying Lucy’s dresses, there will be special events on Saturday, August 25 and Tuesday, Augusut 28, which is Lucy’s birthday. These include:

Saturday, August 25

9 AM to 5 PM – Complimentary lemonade and treats and kids coloring pages will be available in the museum auditorium. Makerspace, an area where kids can create things, and a scavenger hunt for kids will be available in the museum. Kids receive a prize for completing the scavenger hunt. Members are admitted for free. For non-members, Makerspace and the scavenger hunt are included with regular admission.

11 AM – Hands-on artifact activity in the museum featuring an artifact related to Lucy. Members are admitted for free. For non-members, this activity is included with regular admission.

1 PM – Learn about Lucy’s life during a presentation by staff member Dan Baker, followed by an artifact activity in the museum auditorium. The talk and artifact activity are free.

3 PM – Themed tour of the Hayes Home focusing on Lucy. Members are admitted for free. For non-members, this tour is included with regular admission.

Tuesday, August 28

9 AM to 5 PM – Complimentary lemonade and treats and kids coloring pages will be available in the museum auditorium. Makerspace and a scavenger hunt for kids will be available in the museum. Kids receive a prize for completing the scavenger hunt. Members are admitted for free. For non-members, Makerspace and the scavenger hunt are included with regular admission.

Special: Anyone who shares Lucy’s birthday of August 28 receives free admission.

For more information, visit this online location.

Source, Photo: Hayes Presidential Library & Museum

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