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

Ukulele quartet to play a variety of music at free Verandah Concert

Friday, June 22, 2018

A ukulele ensemble will perform the next Verandah Concert on Wednesday, June 27, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Special events, World War I exhibit to examine patriotism and protesting

Friday, June 22, 2018

From July through May, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will offer special events and a World War I exhibit that examine what it means to be patriotic and how protesting might fit into the ideals of patriotism.

Video: Frohman Summer Series: Hands-on History, Aviation Session

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Kids learned about local aviation and how planes fly and made several types of their own paper airplanes. They flew the planes in and outside of the museum. 

GroveFest: Nature at the Grove offers live animal presentations, hands-on activities, more

Monday, June 18, 2018

Experience nature with hands-on activities, live animal presentations, wagon rides and more during the annual GroveFest: Nature at the Grove on Saturday, June 23, at Spiegel Grove, the estate of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes.