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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Presidential History Book Club

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

Kids Days @ Hayes offers Victorian tea, obstacle course, farm day, more

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Kids can enjoy an obstacle course, Victorian tea, farm days and more during Kids Days @ Hayes, an interactive, educational program for kids through age 12 at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Harding Home director to discuss biography with Presidential History Book Club

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The director of the Warren G. Harding Home Presidential Site in Marion, Ohio, will discuss a biography of President Harding with the Presidential History Book Club during its February meeting at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Best-selling author to discuss Coolidge book with Presidential History Book Club

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Amity Shlaes will discuss “Coolidge” via live video with the group on Wednesday, March 27, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.