After the death of his father in 1893, Webb C. Hayes (the second son of President Rutherford B. Hayes), began an effort to build an appropriate memorial to his father. To accomplish this, he began by deeding the late President’s estate to the state of Ohio and by offering the President’s personal papers and possessions to the Ohio State Historical Society. Located in Fremont, Ohio, the Center includes the President’s residence, a historical museum, and the first presidential library ever constructed. On the Center’s website, visitors can view the diaries of the President, learn about his time as president, and browse through the library’s online catalog. Visitors who are so inclined may also wish to learn more about opportunities to visit the Center either as part of a research expedition or a family vacation.
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