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

News & Media

RootsMagic founder to give free workshop at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bruce Buzbee will give an overview and demonstration of RootsMagic7 and take questions from participants.

President Hayes knew, respected Frederick Douglass and sought his advice

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hayes valued and respected Douglass' opinions and consulted him at various times during his administration.

Purple Heart belonging to man killed in Korean War returned to family at HPLM

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cpl. Richard Stout was killed in action during the Korean War. Purple Hearts Reunited returned the medal to his family.

2017 Spiegel Grove Squires schedule

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Squires are the vintage base ball team at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove.