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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News & Media

Video: 2017 GroveFest: Nature at the Grove

Saturday, June 24, 2017

This free nature event took place June 24, 2017, at Spiegel Grove. It is an annual event.

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums hiring education coordinator

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The successful candidate will work with the curatorial and education team to create programming for all ages with a special emphasis on the K-12 level.

Meet John Dillinger at living history presentation July 30

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This event is free. Theater professor Jeremy Meier will portray Dillinger.

President Hayes was a nurturing father, author says

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hayes shares the distinction of being a good father with Presidents Obama, Ford and Truman, author says.