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

Donate to Gateway to the Future on #GivingTuesdayNWO

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is seeking to raise money for its Gateway to the Future annual appeal during #GivingTuesdayNWO on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Watch: Documentary "World War II: In Their Own Words"

Monday, November 13, 2017

This documentary, created by News-Messenger filmmaker Molly Corfman, premiered during a special event at the Hayes Museum.

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums wins prestigious marketing awards

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums recently won nine prestigious awards from the Ohio Travel Association for its marketing efforts.

Staff member to discuss her book about founding of Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Friday, October 27, 2017

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums staff member Meghan Wonderly will discuss the book she wrote about the founding of the institution on Sunday, Nov. 19, in the museum auditorium.