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

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Genealogy Class Schedule

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Learn to trace your family history and more through classes at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Presidential History Book Club

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Read and discuss books about the U.S. presidency with this free book club.

Special exhibit "Quilt National" open through Oct. 15

Friday, September 22, 2017

The quilts in this exhibit uses innovative techniques and various kinds of fabrics to create special meaning. 

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums wins prestigious national award

Friday, September 22, 2017

The American Association of State and Local History gave HPLM a Leadership in History Award on Sept. 8 during the AASLH conference in Austin, Texas.