The latest special exhibit at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, “The Press & The Presidency,” will open on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The exhibit will use President Rutherford B. Hayes as an example of how a 19th-century president who operated in a time before radio, television or the internet dealt with many of the pressures that presidents have endured since the creation of the office.
Likewise, it will explore how the press has covered the presidency whether through positive or negative coverage.
“Our hope is that this exhibit will provide context for the modern observer to understand how today’s struggles are both unique and yet common,” Hayes Presidential Historian Dustin McLochlin said.
Access to the exhibit is included with regular admission. Members are admitted for free.
The title sponsor for this exhibit is Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation. It is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed by this exhibition do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Hayes Presidential is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. 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.