First Lady Lucy Hayes’ Birthday Party

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Spiegel Grove - home of Rutherford B. Hayes, Fremont, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Saturday, Aug. 27 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28 - Noon to 5 p.m.
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Celebrate First Lady Lucy Hayes’ birthday with a weekend of hands-on activities, a flower-arranging class and more Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug 28, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Activities include a scavenger hunt, craft projects, Victorian fashion talk and hands-on artifact opportunities.

The first lady would have turned 191 on Sunday, Aug. 28. Activities chosen reflect her interests, from making flower arrangements for friends and White House state dinners to butterflies, birds and other aspects of nature.

First Lady Lucy Hayes’ Birthday Celebration is sponsored by Abrechta & Coble LTD.
The schedule of events and pricing is as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 27

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Complimentary lemonade and birthday treats in the museum lobby .

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Butterfly scavenger hunt on the grounds. Free.

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Craft activities in the museum auditorium. Make a bird feeder using recycled toilet paper rolls, create paper carnations and more. Free.

• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Kids Days @ Hayes Lucy Hayes Birthday Tea. Details and pricing to be announced. Sponsored by Pamela and Joy at Billy’s Restaurant.

• 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. – Hands-on artifact or manuscript activity in the museum. Put on the white gloves Hayes Presidential curators wear and hold a piece of history related to Lucy Hayes. Included with regular admission. Members are admitted for free.

• 2 p.m. – Victorian fashion talk in the auditorium. Free.

• 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. – Hands-on artifact or manuscript activity in the museum. Included with regular admission. Members are admitted for free.

Sunday, Aug. 28

• Noon to 5 p.m. – Complimentary lemonade and birthday treats in the museum lobby.

• Noon to 5 p.m. – Butterfly scavenger hunt on the grounds. Free.

• 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. – Hands-on artifact or manuscript activity in the museum. Included with regular admission. Members are admitted for free.

• 3 p.m. – Flower-arranging class in the museum auditorium led by Mary Snyder of Mary’s Blossom Shoppe in Port Clinton. All supplies and tools are provided. Participants will learn about First Lady Lucy Hayes’ love of flowers and bouquet-arranging and leave with their own floral creation. Tickets are $50 for Hayes Presidential members and $55 for non-members. Tickets will be available at rbhayes.org.

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