Rutherford B. Hayes

Hayes was the 19th U.S. President serving from 1877-1881. He was also a Ohio governor, a U.S. Congressman and a General in the Civil War and loving husband to Lucy and father to eight children.

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Honoring the memory of Rutherford B. Hayes, his family established the first presidential library open to the public in 1916. For 100 years the collections have grown beyond the core collection to include 90,000 books, manuscripts and images which reflect Hayes' special interests, including genealogy, local history, and the Gilded Age period in which he lived.

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Visit The Estate

Spiegel Grove houses the Hayes Museum and 31 room mansion, along with 25 acres of park and the burial site of President and Mrs. Hayes.

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Two sessions left for History Roundtable

Thursday, October 19, 2017

There are two sessions left in the 2017 season of History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert, a popular educational series about local history at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library

Learn to use paid genealogy websites at class

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Learn how to make the most of paid genealogy websites in family history research during a class Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Second Saturdays R 4 Kids Civil War Camp video

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Watch: Video of the Oct. 14, 2017, event. Civil War reenactors taught kids what life in a Civil War camp was like.

Veterans, active-duty military and reserve personnel receive free admission on Veterans Day

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Please bring a military ID. Hayes Home and museum will be open noon to 5 p.m.