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

Singer, pianist to perform songs from 1890s, 1900s at Music in the Parlor

Monday, April 23, 2018

A professional singer and pianist will perform music from the 1890s and early 1900s during Music in the Parlor on Sunday, May 20, in the historic Hayes Home.

‘Building Doctors’ will be making the rounds May 17-18 in Fremont

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Get help with what is ailing your older home or building during the Building Doctor Clinic May 17-18 at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. 

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums hires new business manager

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has hired a local resident with experience running a non-profit organization as its new business manager.

Experts to discuss poverty, housing, opioid epidemic at HPLM

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A panel of experts in social service issues will discuss poverty, housing and the opioid epidemic during a public event Tuesday, April 24, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.