William Howard Taft

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Government offices and banks were closed for Presidents' Day.  But the Reds Hall of Fame was still open, and education manager Ken Freeman says American Presidents have had a lengthy connection with Major League Baseball.

The first sitting President to attend a baseball game was North Bend, Ohio native Benjamin Harrison, in 1892.  (The Reds beat the Senators, 7-4, in 11 innings.)

At 2038 Auburn Avenue stands the two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Now designated the William Howard Taft National Historic Site, it is the only memorial to the nation's 27th President and 10th Chief Justice. The site, consisting of the Taft House and Education Center, is managed by the U.S. Park Service. Park Ranger Kerry Wood tells us about the historic site and a bit about our 27th president.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Lee Hay discovers the variety of holiday programming coming to Mt. Auburn’s William Howard Taft National Historic Site when she talks with Kerry Wood, one of the site’s park rangers.