Hayes center receives awards

COLUMBUS – The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center was one of 16 recipients of 2013 Ohio Historic Preservation Office Awards.

Ohio Historical Society Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer Burt Logan honored recipients with awards in two categories – public education and awareness and preservation merit – during a Sept. 28 luncheon at the German Village Meeting Haus in Columbus. This year’s honors went to recipients from 14 communities.

The Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont received a preservation merit award for its restoration of the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. The five-year project was completed in 2012 at a cost of $1.5 million.