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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Everything You Need to Know

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Genealogy Class Schedule

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Learn to trace your family history and more through classes at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

FirstEnergy Foundation gives holiday donation to Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The FirstEnergy Foundation recently gave the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums a $1,000 donation through the foundation’s “Gifts of the Season” campaign.

 

Presidential History Book Club

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Read and discuss books about the U.S. presidency with this free book club.

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums closed on Mondays in January, February and March

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will be closed on Mondays in January, February and March. Monday hours will resume in April.