History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Play Croquet With President And Mrs. Hayes

4 Jul , 2019  

We’ve got a special Fourth of July edition of Summer Road Trips for the holiday.

This summer we’re taking a weekly look at unique summer festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Delaware area. We call these “<strong>Summer Road Trips</strong>,” and we’ll continue these weekly posts through August. One of the perks of living in central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

You have the opportunity this summer to play a game that Delaware native President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy knew very well – and on the lawn of their house!

The Croquet Club plays croquet, a game popular during President Rutherford B. Hayes’ day, on the lawn on of the Hayes Home. Croquet club members can use the club’s equipment and Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ courts, participate in all club events and receive a membership card and information packet. Annual memberships are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Non-members also are invited to play at any of the matches for a $5 fee.

There are many opportunities this summer to participate, including several this month. The fun takes place on the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, July 7 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 28 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 31 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

On Sunday, July 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, the Hayes Presdential Center will host a “Guests Play Free Day.”

For more information, contact Joan Eckermann at 419-322-2081, ext. 245, or via email at: jeckermann@rbhayes.org.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner of 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. Like HPLM on Facebook at fb.me/rbhayespres and follow on Twitter at @rbhayespres and Instagram at rbhayespres.

Source: Hayes Presidential Library & Museum; Photo: Image by Christoph Lindner from Pixabay

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