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

Nominate a local kid to win a bike

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Charles E. Boyk Law Office is partnering with Wersell's Bike Shop for this annual give-away to deserving kids. 

July 26 Verandah Concert to feature American roots music

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Rev. Robert Jones and Matt Watroba are the featured performers. American roots music includes folk music and spirituals.

"In the Spirit of the People" James Monroe exhibit open Aug. 1-20

Thursday, July 13, 2017

"In the Spirit of the People: James Monroe's 1817 Tour of the Northern States" will be on display in the museum auditorium.

Librarian technician promoted, new technician hired

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Julie Mayle has been promoted to associate curator of manuscripts. Drew Balduff was hired as a library technician.