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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Hayes Home with romantic tour, live music

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by experiencing President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes’ decades-long love story during a special evening tour of the Hayes Home.

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums hires new education coordinator

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has hired a historian and museum professional with experience in programming, community outreach and more as its education coordinator.

Join the discussion on Patriotism & Protest with film screening, book talk

Monday, January 7, 2019

Up to 50 free books are available for veterans who would like to participate in the discussion of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation."

Special exhibit shares art inspired by veterans’ experiences

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The exhibit, “Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations,” is part of a national project that pairs artists with veterans to create an original piece of art based on their experiences.