National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front St
Toledo, OH 43605
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Join the National Museum of the Great Lakes for the second presentation of their 2023 Spring Lecture Series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in a live-streamed watch party in-person at the museum or online via Zoom. This lecture’s topic is From Mouse to Dart—President Hayes Family History on the Great Lakes.
ABOUT THE LECTURE: During his third term as Ohio Governor, soon-to-be president Rutherford B. Hayes entered into a partnership with another local physician and attorney to jointly purchase Mouse Island. Located in Lake Erie off the northern tip of Catawba Point in Ottawa County, Mouse Island became a place for his entire family to fish, camp and relax. From the ownership of a Lake Erie Island to a family-owned Lima-based Dart speed boat manufacturing company—relive the Hayes family history and their deep ties to our Great Lakes.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dan Baker works at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Libraries and Museums in Fremont, Ohio and instructs for the Terra State College Life Scholar’s program on a wide variety of Historical subjects. As a U.S. Army Veteran, having served from 1966 to 1969, and a retired Hospital Facilities Engineer and project manager, he now spends more focused time on hobbies including boating, anything mechanical, reading, History, and public speaking. Baker and his wife Susan reside in Gibsonburg, Ohio, and have three adult children.Event Website | Get Tickets