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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News & Media

North Coast Big Band plays last Verandah Concert of season

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The concert is Wednesday, Aug. 23, and features World War II era music.

HPLM offers free entry for active-duty military through Labor Day through Blue Star Museums program

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Active-duty military and up to five family members admitted for free through Labor Day.

Learn the basics of genealogy at class

Friday, August 4, 2017

Head Librarian Becky Hill, an experienced genealogist, will teach this class on beginning genealogy.

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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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