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.
Friday, July 6, 2018
The deputy director of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site will join the Presidential History Book Club at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums via Skype for discussion at its meeting Wednesday, July 25.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Kids can learn to make paper origami, paint on canvas, experience life in a Civil War camp and more during Second Saturdays R 4 Kids at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.