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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Author talk and book signing

Friday, October 21, 2016

Eric Ebinger will discuss his book, "100 Days in the Life of Rutherford Hayes" at 2 p.m. Oct. 30. 

Special Exhibit "100 Moments"

Thursday, October 6, 2016

See artifacts, documents and photos - some of which were collected by President Hayes - during this exhibit on display through May 7. 

Popular series History Roundtable returns this fall

Thursday, October 6, 2016

From the 1913 flood to local ghost stories, historian Mike Gilbert shares history.

Presidential History Book Club

Friday, September 23, 2016

Read and discuss the biographies of U.S. presidents in this free book club.