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

Research library and special exhibit "Quilt National" to reopen Wednesday

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Both were closed since Friday due to flooding. The library will open at 9 a.m., and "Quilt National" will reopen at noon. 

Squires have home base ball game Aug. 6

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Squires will play the Stemtown Stinkers at 2 p.m. on the lawn behind the Hayes Home. Admission is free. 

Historical Marker to Hayes' Civil War regiment to be dedicated Saturday in Cleveland

Monday, July 24, 2017

A historical marker dedicated to the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was President Rutherford B. Hayes’ Civil War regiment, will be dedicated on Saturday, July 29, at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland.

Nominate a local kid to win a bike

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Charles E. Boyk Law Office is partnering with Wersell's Bike Shop for this annual give-away to deserving kids.