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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Paint pumpkins, take a horse-drawn trolley ride and more during the free family fun portion. Then be prepared for a scare with ghost stories on a lantern walk around the Grove with local historian Mike Gilbert at the ticketed event.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
In its place, a scavenger hunt for kids will be available in the museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Monday, September 10, 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.
Monday, August 20, 2018
Enjoy a brass quintet’s performance of jazz, ragtime, patriotic, classical and Civil War era music during Music in the Parlor on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.