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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Everything You Need to Know

News & Media

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums hiring associate curator of artifacts

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This position reports to the curator and is a full time, salaried position with benefits.

Second Saturdays R 4 Kids

Monday, March 13, 2017

Kids can participate in hands-on, fun activities and learn about history each month.

Kids are invited to the Hayes Easter Egg Roll

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The egg roll replicates the White House Easter Egg Roll that Rutherford B. Hayes started when he was president.

Youth Leadership Sandusky County to hand out membership vouchers

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Vouchers give discounts to people who sign up for memberships. The students will be on the grounds handing them out.