Each year, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center re-creates Civil War skirmishes on the weekend closest to Hayes' Oct. 4 birth date. This year, the event is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Spiegel Grove estate in Fremont.
Hundreds of costumed Civil War re-enactors are expected to camp on the center's grounds and participate in three re-enactments of the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-12.
Visitors can view three battle re-creations at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Immediately following Sunday's battle, Hayes' life is to be commemorated in a memorial service at the Hayes Tomb.
Other weekend activities include period entertainment; lantern tours of re-enactors' camps; a Civil War military ball Saturday night; a lecture, "Introducing Mr. Godey's Ladies," by JoMarie Soszynski; and a screening of the new documentary about Johnson's Island Civil War prison "Rebels On Lake Erie: A Pirate, A Prison, A Plot."
For information, visit www.rbhayes.org or call (800) 998-7737.