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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Search Our Library

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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Everything You Need to Know

News & Media

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, grounds to be closed during gypsy moth spraying

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Spiegel Grove grounds will be closed to the public on the morning of Tuesday, May 22, OR Wednesday, May 23, while the state sprays the grounds for gypsy moths.

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums collecting donations for locals in need

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of its visitors, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has collected bins of items Sandusky County residents in need.

Presidential History Book Club

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

Taft National Historic Site interpreter to join book club for discussion May 30 at HPLM

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

An interpreter from the William Howard Taft National Historic Site in Cincinnati will join the Presidential History Book Club at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums via Skype for discussion at its meeting Wednesday, May 30.