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

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.

Two staff members promoted to positions that focus on education

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dustin McLochlin was named curator, and Kevin Moore was named associate curator of artifacts.

History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert returns this fall

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New this year are historical trolley tours for Oakwood Cemetery.

Video: 2017 Hayes Easter Egg Roll

Monday, April 17, 2017

Watch the events from the 2017 Hayes Egg Roll and learn about its history in this short video.