The PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand, Color Haven Paint & Supply and local community members teamed up to bring a fresh coat of paint to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont, OH, which comprises the home, library, museum, tomb and 25-acre estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes.
As part of the PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand’s PAINT FOR A CHANGE™ community outreach initiative, more than 100 gallons of premium PPG Pittsburgh Paints REGENCY® Paint+Primer-In-One interior paint were donated for the project. The colors, which were applied to walls and ceilings in the museum’s entrance, two main gallery areas, lobby and museum store, include soothing grays, deep reds and creamy whites such as Gypsum (PPG1006-1), Burgundy Wine (PPG13-03), Candy Apple (PPG13-10) and Knight’s Armor (PPG1001-6).
“The Paint For A Change program was created as another way for PPG’s independent retailers to give back to their communities and customers,” said John Trenta, Senior Brand Manager, PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand. “We’re excited to further beautify the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums with one of PPG’s most legendary paint brands.”
The painting updates, which began on January 13 by volunteers and local painting company May Painting, are part of a larger $1.3 million renovation project that will occur through May 2016. In addition to fresh paint, the renovations include new interactive exhibits, a new café, and other amenities that will be unveiled during a large centennial celebration over Memorial Day weekend to commemorate the museum’s 100th anniversary.
“Color Haven Paint & Supply is honored to have a part in restoring the first presidential library in the U.S., which is a cherished landmark of our community,” said John Havens, founder of Color Haven Paint & Supply and member of the Development Committee for the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
The Paint For A Change program is a nationwide initiative to help rehabilitate community structures in need of paint restoration. This initiative is supported by the PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand, available exclusively at U.S.-based independent retailers. As part of the paint brand’s commitment to these locally owned businesses, it has partnered with them to help them give back to their communities.
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and is celebrating its centennial this year. It is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont, OH. The facility is affiliated with the Ohio History Connection.