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Sleigh rides cancelled due to frigid weather

• Dec 27, 2017 at 4:12 PM

FREMONT — Due to negative wind chills, horse-drawn sleigh and trolley rides at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums that were scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 28 – Sunday, Dec. 31, are canceled.

The Hayes Home and museum, including the “Hayes Train Special” holiday model train display, remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The last house tour is at 4 p.m. each day.

South Creek Clydesdales and the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums hope to offer sleigh and trolley rides sometime in January. For updates, visit rbhayes.org or HPLM’s social media pages or call 800-998-7737.

South Creek Clydesdales will give sleigh and/or trolley rides at HPLM during Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 17-19. Rides are 1 to 4 p.m. each day.

Cost is $3 per rider ages 3 and older and free for riders 2 and younger. Rides are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservations are taken.

South Creek Clydesdales determined Wednesday afternoon that temperatures would be too cold to have the rides. The extreme cold wind is very hard on the horses, and South Creek and HPLM do not want to put their health in jeopardy. HPLM and South Creek also do not want visitors to be outside in extreme cold for an extended period of time.

South Creek and HPLM are disappointed the popular event had to be canceled.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for 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.

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