Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Who Are These WWI Soldiers??

During the 1980s, Hayes Presidential Center staff made a concerted effort to interview WWI soldiers and record their  wartime experiences. These included not only Sandusky Countians, but also others who served from Northwest Ohio. Among the files were several unidentified photographs of WWI soldiers in uniform. It seems likely they were from Sandusky County or Northwest Ohio. Can anyone identify these two young soldiers? If so, please contact Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420 or ncard@rbhayes.org (1/800-998-7737 x 239) 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2015 History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert Begins Saturday September 19th! Join Us!

 Register today and join the conversation this fall during the Hayes Presidential Center's
2015 History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert!
  



Everyone's favorite local educator, Mike Gilbert, returns once again with a series of six topics that touch on both our local and our national history. We begin Saturday, September 19th in the Hayes Center's auditorium at 10:00 with some great stories of the hidden history of the people and places of early Fremont! You won't want to miss it.

Call 1/800-998-7737 x 239 or 1-419-332-2081 x 239 and leave your name and phone number with Nan Card. Or send her an email at ncard@rbhayes.org. Each session is $5.00. A reservation for all six is $25.


SESSION DATES AND TOPICS 

Saturday, September 19 - A Snapshot in Time: Lucy Keeler’s Main Street

Saturday, September 26 - With Malice Toward None: Lincoln’s Legacy
(2015 is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination)

Saturday, October 10 - The 49er’s: Boom or Bust

Saturday, October 17 - Famous or Infamous: NW Ohio Events & People

Saturday, October 24 - American Dynasty: The Kennedys

Saturday, October 31 - Tales from the Great Black Swamp


23rd Ohio Infantry's Regimental Band ca. 1862

The photograph above is from President Rutherford B. Hayes' personal collection. This albumen photograph is of his regiment's band, the 23rd Ohio Infantry. Although undated, it is thought to have been taken in 1862. The War Department authorized the formation of regimental bands in May 1861, but many were disbanded by July of 1862 under U.S. General Orders No. 91.  Some musicians formed brigade bands which were still allowed. Others joined their regiments as regular infantry combatants.