Thursday, October 1, 2009

Raise the Rutherford!

Rutherford B. Hayes Month
Hayes Civil War Reenactment

For those looking for a ‘Rutherford B. Hayes Roadtrip’ in honor of the President’s birthday, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center hosts the Hayes Civil War Reenactment this weekend.
The Hayes Civil War Reenactment re-creates the reunion of Hayes’ Regiment, the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on the weekend closest to Hayes’ Oct. 4, 1822, birthdate. This year’s event, sponsored by Memorial Health Care System, takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4. More than 500 costumed Civil War reenactors will camp on the Center’s grounds and will participate in three reenactments of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, a battle in which President Hayes took part, over the weekend.

Admission to the Civil War Reenactment is $3/adult and $1/children ages 6-12. Click here for a full schedule of events. Note the link is to a PDF.
Raise the Rutherford! is a continuing, slightly humorous series to raise awareness of Rutherford B. Hayes and erect a statue of him in Cincinnati.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

This is completely off-topic, and I apologize for that. 5chw4rtz suggested I contact you and I can't find you email address. I actually blog over at I'm working on a web site for a new wine shop across from the Mt Washington Water Tower, which I think is just a wonderful landmark, and my friend has incorporated the water tower into his logo. I thought the web site should talk about the history of the tower. Unfortunately, I can't find much on it. I was wondering if you knew anything about it or could point me in the right direction?