FREMONT - The Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont is to offer special programs Saturday and Sunday - a digital photography class and a Civil War lecture.
The Center's Head of Photographic Resources Gilbert Gonzalez is to teach "Online Resources for Photo Management" 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Museum. Home computers are the main source of photo storage these days, but they also provide a doorway to a more global way to manage photographs. Gonzalez is to focus on how to use free online resources to edit, store, arrange, organize, share and print photographs.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school. Pre-registration is required. Partial funding for the class is provided by RootsMagic, Inc. For more information or to register, call (419) 332-2081, ext. 231, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 3 p.m. Sunday, author Brian Jordan is to speak about the significance of the Battle of South Mountain, which took place Sept. 14, 1862. This battle was the precursor to the Battle of Antietam. It also was the conflict in which future President Rutherford B. Hayes suffered the most serious of his five Civil War wounds.
A newly released book by Tallmadge native Jordan, "Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History and Memory," sheds renewed light on the battle. Jordan, a cultural historian of the American Civil War, relies on extensive research - including use of the manuscripts collection at the Hayes Presidential Center - to show the Battle of South Mountain not only was a decisive Federal victory, but also a turning point in the campaign.
A book signing follows the talk. Copies of "Unholy Sabbath" can be purchased in the museum store.
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont.