Celebrate Christmas in July at Hayes Presidential

Press Staff Writer

        Celebrate Christmas in July with a visit from Santa, tours of the Hayes Home that include holiday stories and more on Saturday, July 23 through Monday, July 25, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont.
        Kris Kringle, as Santa was known during President Rutherford B. Hayes’ day, will visit the Hayes Home verandah from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Visitors are welcome to stop by to share their wish list and take photos with him.
        There also will be a sale on Christmas merchandise in the Museum Store, which is open during regular museum hours.
        Throughout the weekend, Hayes Home tours will include stories of Hayes family holiday traditions, and a feather tree replicating President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes’ tabletop Christmas tree will be on display in the home.
        Hayes Home tours will be offered hourly each day. On Saturday, July 23, and Monday, July 25, the first tour is at 10 a.m., and the last tour is at 4 p.m. On Sunday, July 24, the first tour is at 1 p.m., and the last tour is at 4 p.m.
        Tickets are available online at rbhayes.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.
        The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.
        For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org. Like HPLM on Facebook at @rbhayespres and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres for updates.


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