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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News & Media

Toledo Symphony Concert Band to perform Independence Day Concert

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This patriotic concert is free. Bring a chair or blanket for seating on the lawn of the Hayes Home.

Nixon tapes expert to give Lecture on the Presidency

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Luke Nichter, a native of the Bowling Green area, will discuss “A decade with the Nixon tapes: What we have learned and what we have yet to learn.”

Video: 2017 GroveFest: Nature at the Grove

Saturday, June 24, 2017

This free nature event took place June 24, 2017, at Spiegel Grove. It is an annual event.

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums hiring education coordinator

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The successful candidate will work with the curatorial and education team to create programming for all ages with a special emphasis on the K-12 level.