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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Everything You Need to Know

News & Media

Hayes Presidential joins Ohio Local History Alliance in asking governor for June 15 reopening date

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Ohio Local History Alliance, of which the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is a member, has asked Gov. Mike DeWine to allow Ohio museums to reopen by Monday, June 15.

Take a virtual look at museum, home, collections and more with video series

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Member Video Series, normally only available to members, is available to the public free of charge for a limited time. 

A statement from the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Our nation and our local communities are hurting. During the past few days, we have again seen our country struggle with racism and violence.

Museums need your help; please contact Gov. DeWine for museums' reopening plan

Friday, May 29, 2020

If you have a few minutes will you please write Governor DeWine and support the reopening of museums and other institutions?  It only takes a few minutes and could make so much difference!  You can send your email via the included link.