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

Free Ohio Open Doors event, discussion featuring Johnsonís Island, more

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A variety of public events, including a free grounds tour and behind-the-scenes glimpses, will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Special activities at Hayes featured on Columbus TV show

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

"Out n About Columbus" featured our hands-on artifact activity, themed tours and special exhibits. The World War I exhibit is now open. 

Patriotism & Protest: Programs and events examine ideals of patriotism

Saturday, August 4, 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.

Popular program History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert returns this fall

Friday, July 27, 2018

The popular program History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert returns to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums this fall for its fifth year and will cover topics ranging from Fort Stephenson to ghost stories.