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Hayes Presidential Center restoration

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After four years of pain-staking and expensive work, the Hayes home at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont is ready for visitors. The renovation of the first floor of the house was an attempt to make it look as much as it did when President and Lucy Hayes lived there.

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Tom Culbertson, executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, in the drawing room of the home.

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The master bedroom inside the Hayes Home at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

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The red parlor is one of many rooms on the first floor of the Hayes home that has been restored after four years of work.

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Tom Culbertson, executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, shows a hidden passage in the library of the Hayes Home.

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Merrily Abner, right, leads a tour of the Hayes Home at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

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Tom Culbertson, executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, talks about the four-year restoration process in the library of the home.

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Daniel Szymanowski of Decker Woodworking puts final touches on the "inner sanctum" room at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. The restoration was an attempt to make the first floor of the house look as much as it did when President and Lucy Hayes lived there.

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Tom Culbertson, executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, talks about the restoration process. An open house is scheduled for July 14.

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