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

Experience a presidential Christmas tradition in your dining room with Christmas Dinners from Spiegel Grove

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums cannot have its annual Christmas Dinners in the Hayes Home dining room this year, so it’s bringing the beloved tradition to you.

Historian to discuss new book about Tecumseh during online event

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

An award-winning historian will discuss his new book on Shawnee leaders Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, during an online-only book talk on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Hayes descendant donates original painting of president’s sister

Monday, October 19, 2020

A descendant of President Rutherford B. Hayes has donated an original portrait of the president’s beloved sister, Fanny Arabella Hayes Platt, to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Author to discuss research into Americans’ belief in paranormal during online program

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

A professor who has examined popular beliefs about ghosts, monsters and UFOs in America will discuss his findings and his book during an online talk on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.