By 1808Delaware

Keenly aware that we are currently the only digital-focused on Ohio-owned news and information source in Delaware County, we feel doubly happy to share birthday greetings, admittedly belatedly, to the person who is arguably the county’s most well-known native.

Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Rutherford B. Hayes, born on North William Street on October 4, 1822.

To celebrate, we are going to share two things – first, a rundown of local events for “Hayes Day,” and second, a list of links to our previous stores about Hayes.

The local commemoration will include:

  • A tribute ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. at the R.B. Hayes Plaza at the corner of Sandusky St. and Williams St..
  • At noon, Ohio Wesleyan University will host a Hayes Day activity in Merrick Hall spotlighting the connection between Paraguay and President Hayes.
  • Delaware City Schools will have grade-oriented programs portraying the qualities of Hayes and the events that shaped his work in Ohio and national government.
  • At 6 p.m.,the day will conclude with a catered dinner and program at Rutherford B. Hayes High School view mapAll proceeds from the event will be used to establish a Rutherford B. Hayes Scholarship to be awarded annually to a deserving Hayes graduate beginning in 2023. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained here.

Over our history, 1808Delaware has shared several stories about President and Mrs. Hayes. Here are links to several of those posts:

Rutherford B. Hayes and the Christmas Telegram

Rutherford and Lucy’s Thanksgivings

OWU Creates New International Scholarship Remembering Rutherford B. Hayes

Hayes Gives A Second Gettysburg Address: Memorial Day 1880

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Mrs. Murray’s School

President Hayes Turns Two

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Birthplace Of A President

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