Why make a gift?

When you support the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums you are supporting the Nation’s First Presidential Library; which opened in 1916. Because the Federal Presidential Library System did not start until 1939, the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums is not federally funded.  This organization is a 501 (c) 3. Private donations help us provide educational programming and events. We appreciate your support of this national treasure.

Areas your gifts help:

  • Presidential Library - The Nation’s First Presidential Library
  • Presidential Museum - Thousands of artifacts and imaging tell the story of our 19th President,  Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy
  • President’s Home - The Home is a 21,200 square feet, 31-room mansion
  • Spiegel Grove - 25 acres of beautiful grounds surrounding the Library, Museum, Home and Tomb, with White House Gates at all entrances





For more information about gift giving, contact the Development Director, Sue Berryman, at 419-332-2081 ext. 226 or email at [email protected].