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Annual Meeting Set For Friends Of The Lucy Webb Hayes Heritage Center

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(Press Release) — The official gathering of the group who maintains the Lucy Hayes Heritage Center at 90 West 6th Street in Chillicothe will include Bob Leach as speaker.  

At 2pm Saturday, June 26th, 2021, the brief business meeting will cover annual items for members to vote on, followed by light refreshments – including “Lemonade Lucy’s” drink.  

Then retired Army ranger, veterans coordinator, and former Huntington Schools history teacher Bob Leach will speak on his effort to compose a book of one-page biographies on every Ross County veteran who died in American wars in the 20th and 21st century.  

He may also address Webb Cook Hayes, the second son of Lucy and President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the 1899 Philippine Insurrection.

The event is free and the public is welcome.  Weather permitting, it may be outdoors in the shady side garden.  

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes was born in Chillicothe in 1831 in the wood frame house, now the “Lucy Hayes Heritage Center,” located at 90 West 6th Street. Learn more in their Facebook page, by calling 740 / 775-LUCY, or mailing to P.O. Box 1790, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.