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Painting it forward: Refreshed look for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

Color Haven Paint & Supply partners with PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS brand to give back to Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

FREMONT, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2016 – The PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand, Color Haven Paint & Supply and local community members have teamed up to bring a fresh coat of paint to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont, Ohio, 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 will be 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 Jan. 13, were completed by volunteers and local painting company May Painting, and they 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.

For an inside look at the PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand, products and other information, visit PPGPittsburghPaints.com.

About the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
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, Ohio. The facility is affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. For information, call 419-332-2081 or visit www.rbhayes.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hayespresidentialcenter and follow us on Twitter at @rbhayespres.

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Architectural Coatings
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