In fact, as many of you know, we named our dog after Rutherford B. Hayes. (Rufferford Behave a.k.a. RB).
Spiegel Grove is the house – but the library and museum is also at the same location in Fremont, Ohio.
Spiegel Grove is on 25 acres and is actually surrounded by the original White House fence and gates. While the Hayes lived there, the library was part of the house, but after his death, 70,000 books were added along with 75,000 photographs and more than a million manuscripts.
I think one of the reasons I like the Hayes house is because you get the idea that a family lived here – and the family was close. When we were there in 1998, two of Hayes grandchildren still served on the board. (Unlike another Ohio President I’ll talk about later.)