FREMONT - The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is to present its annual Independence Day concert 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Toledo Symphony Concert Band, under the direction of Sam Szor, is to perform patriotic and popular music.
Admission is free.
A highlight of the concert is the presence of costumed Civil War re-enactors from Gillmor's Ordinance. The soldiers punctuate performance of the "1812 Overture" by firing cannons at the composition's climax.
A refreshment stand is to be in operation on the grounds. Concert attendees are reminded to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the show.
The Hayes Home and Hayes Museum are to be open before and after the concert (noon-5 p.m.).
The Hayes Home has been undergoing a historically accurate restoration of its interior. It now reflects the original decoration and furnishings used by President and Lucy Hayes. Tours of the home are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors 60 and older, and $3 for children 6-12.
The Hayes Museum is hosting two temporary exhibits, "The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines" and "The Gilded Age of Haviland China." There is no extra fee to view them.
The Hayes center is at Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Call (800) 998-7737 for more information.