Holiday train display open
Christmas season at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center opened with a whistle as the Hayes Train Special started its run on Nov. 28, 2014 . This operating model train display through Jan. 4, 2015, and harkens back to the time of President Rutherford B. Hayes with TEN trains that replicate styles that have a connection to the President and his family. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. This popular holiday display is made possible through the generosity of Croghan Colonial Bank and the Gordon W. Knight Family.
Adding to the wintry look is special exhibit of the cut-paper artistry of Mary Gaynier of Toledo. Gayniers elaborate and intricate paper-snowflake creations fill the walls surrounding the train exhibit. Admission to both holiday exhibits, as well as the exclusive Johnsons Island exhibit - Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed - is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50/adults, $6.50/seniors, and $3/children 6-12.The Hayes Train Special is on display through January 4, 2015. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. All facilities are closed Christmas and New Years Day.