• William Howard Taft Birthplace

    William Howard Taft

    National Historic Site Ohio

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William Howard Taft NHS News

Release date: Immediate

Contact(s): Reggie Murray

Phone number: 513-684-3262

Date: March 5, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt at Presidential Boyhood Home

William Howard Taft National Historic site will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday April 13, 2014 starting at 2:45 pm. Come celebrate with us and hunt for some of those Easter eggs that the Easter bunny has hidden on the grounds of the National Park site. The Easter egg hunt will be directed by the Easter Bunny. The first egg hunt for children aged 6 and under will start at 2:45 p.m. The second egg hunt at 3:00 p.m. will be for those children aged 7 to 12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult and please bring your own baskets and camera.

There will be other fun activities, including magician Charlie Cadabra and games during the event at the National Park Site.

Events begin at William Howard Taft National Historic Site, located at 2038 Auburn Avenue, one block south of the Christ Hospital. Tours of the boyhood home of the 27th President and 10th Chief Justice of the United States will be conducted by National Park Service staff throughout the day from 8 am to 4 pm Admission is free.

Free parking is available in a small lot in front of the Taft Education Center or on Southern Avenue in the parks overflow parking lot. Call 513-684-3262 for accessibility assistance and information. Driving directions and other useful information about your visit can be found at wwww.nps.gov/wiho, or by calling 513-684-3262.


William Howard Taft NHS News Release

Release date: Immediate

Contact(s): Ray Henderson

Phone number: 513-684-3262

Date: March 5, 2014

National Park Rangers Lead Tours Through Historic Mount Auburn

On Sundays in May, National Park Service rangers will lead guided walks through Mount Auburn's federally designated National Historic District. Entitled, "Cincinnati's FIRST Neighborhood, the Personalities and Architecture of Mount Auburn," this 90-minute program introduces visitors to the interesting history and architectural variety that identifies Mount Auburn as one of Cincinnati's core communities.

The guided 1-1/2 mile walk along Auburn Avenue provides insight to the diverse architectural styles still present in the Mount Auburn neighborhood. In addition, the program will include stories of many of Mount Auburn's earliest residents, individuals who worked to shape their community and country, and whose examples still inspire us today.

The tours begin at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site at 1 p.m. The tours will take place on May 4, 11, 18, and 25. Admission to the site and the walking tours are free. Including the birthplace and boyhood home of the former President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the Taft Education Center, this National Park site is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the week at 2030 Auburn Avenue across form the Christ Hospital. Driving directions and map, as well as other useful information about your visit can be found at www.nps.gov/wiho, or by calling 513-684-3262.

Did You Know?

Willam Howard Taft in his fur

William Howard Taft commended Mathew Henson for his role in the discovery of the North Pole. William Howard Taft served on the board of trustees of Hampton institute from 1909 to 1930.