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

Teddy Roosevelt site official to speak to Presidential Book Club during July meeting

Friday, July 6, 2018

The deputy director of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site will join the Presidential History Book Club at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums via Skype for discussion at its meeting Wednesday, July 25.

Special events, World War I exhibit to examine patriotism and protesting

Friday, June 22, 2018

From July through May, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will offer special events and a World War I exhibit that examine what it means to be patriotic and how protesting might fit into the ideals of patriotism.

Video: Frohman Summer Series: Hands-on History, Aviation Session

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Kids learned about local aviation and how planes fly and made several types of their own paper airplanes. They flew the planes in and outside of the museum. 

Second Saturdays R 4 Kids program features hands-on fun

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kids can learn to make paper origami, paint on canvas, experience life in a Civil War camp and more during Second Saturdays R 4 Kids at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.