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

Learn about the Daughters of American Revolution and how to apply at special program

Friday, March 22, 2019

What are the Daughters of the American Revolution, and what is the process to become a member? Find out during a special program on Sunday, June 23, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Author to discuss upcoming book on World War IIís Manhattan Project

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

An author will discuss her soon-to-be published book about the Manhattan Project that led to the world’s first nuclear weapons on Thursday, March 28, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Author to discuss book about President Grant, sign copies

Monday, March 18, 2019

The author of a book about Ulysses Grant and the issues he faced during his presidency will give a talk and sign copies of his book on Friday, May 10, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

RootsMagic founder to give free workshop at HPLM

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Learn how to get the most out of RootsMagic Genealogy & Family History Software from the man who wrote it during a special workshop on Sunday, May 5, at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.