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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Get the backstory on beloved Christmas songs and sing along to favorite carols

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Learn the origins of beloved Christmas songs and then sing them with other participants during a program on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Watch: Hayes Presidential Library & Museums featured on Columbus TV show

Monday, December 4, 2017

"Out n About Columbus" featured the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and its winter activities.

Second Saturdays R 4 Kids

Friday, December 1, 2017

Kids can participate in hands-on, fun activities and learn about history each month.

Video: 'Hayes Train Special' model train display open through Jan. 7

Monday, November 27, 2017

A holiday tradition at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums since 1994, the display winds through a holiday winter wonderland that recalls the days of President Rutherford B. Hayes.