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

Longtime Hayes Presidential staffer promoted to head librarian

Saturday, April 20, 2019

A long-time employee of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums who has extensive experience with the library collections and research has been promoted to head librarian.

Video: Tree donated to replace historically significant tree at Spiegel Grove

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Retired longtime caretaker Ralph Billow donated an Oak Tree to replace "Grandfather's Oak," a historically significant tree that fell during a storm. 

Hayes Presidential seeking director of development

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is seeking a full-time director of development.

Music in the Parlor features flutist, accompanist

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Enjoy a musical performance by a flutist and accompanist playing classical music in the large parlor of the historic Hayes Home during Music in the Parlor on Sunday, May 19.

The performance is from 4 to 5 p.m. Cost is $12 per person.