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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Search Our Library

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

Presidential History Book Club date change

Friday, May 5, 2017

The book club's May meeting has been moved to May 24. 

Collections manager retiring after 37 years

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mary Lou Rendon's work with collections has been recognized as a standard for the industry.


2017 Croquet Club schedule; all are invited to play

Monday, May 1, 2017

All are invited to play in the Croquet Club, which has matches from May through October on the Hayes Home lawn.

Former longtime employee honored during chestnut tree planting

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The American Chestnut Foundation donated two trees to be planted at Spiegel Grove. One was named for Ralph Billow.