Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fun with Rutherford B. Hayes

I told my mom what to write and she typed it for me.

I had a fabulous time today.  Me and my friend Jacob went to the Rutherford B. Hayes house in Fremont, Ohio.  My favorite part was when we saw the upstairs of the Hayes House (Speigel Grove). When I looked up at the very tippy top of the house there was a garden that Lucy Hayes planted when she had nothing to do.  I learned that their evenings were spent singing songs, talking, reading letters and sometimes books. Jacob had a great time too.  The craziest part of the tour was when we were running to get in the tour.  It was freezing cold and we had left our coats in the Hayes Museum. 

Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to open a presidential library and museum.  Lucy Hayes was the first wife of a president to be called The First Lady.  Rutherford B. Hayes was President during the time when there lots of firsts.  He was the first president to have a phone and a typewriter in the White House.
President Hayes served in the Civil War as a General for the 23rd Infantry of Ohio.  He liked being called General more than he liked being called President. 

The Hayes House  has 57 starirs which take you from the first floor to the fourth floor.  It is currently being restored to look like it did when Rutherford and Lucy Hayes lived there.  Five generations of the Hayes family lived at Spiegel Grove.  All of the items in the home belonged to the Hayes Family. 

You should make the trip to Fremont, Ohio to see this huge and awesome house of our 19th president.


  1. I had fun too. I love visiting historic sites with you!

  2. I would like to visit the Hayes House some time. I love going through old houses, especially if they belonged to some famous person from history.