It was a great day last summer for us to travel to Fremont, Ohio to tour our 19th President, Rutherford B. Hayes Home, Burial, Museum and our nations 1st Presidential Library. Serving 1877-1881, a product of the Civil War (wounded 5 times, a Union Brevet Major General, knew Abraham Lincoln and served with distinction with Arthur Garfield his successor and William McKinley both who will both be assassinated while President. Controversy like today, the Democrat candidate with more popular vote but like our chaps, he ended up with one more electoral college vote when mysteriously 3 states votes were shifted to him, very contentious! 1st president with a phone thanks to Edison, 1st to visit the wild West mostly by train then stagecoach and after Grants scandal riddled cabinet and presidency, agreed to remove Union troops from the southern Confederate states and continue black suppression for generations. His son was 2nd recipient of Medal of Honor started by Theodore Roosevelt. Beautiful grounds, no photos allowed in his magnificent home with 13 foot ceilings and 31 rooms on 3 floors. Glad to visit here and pay our respects to our President. Just like then we will be history and our generation for better or worse will no longer make a difference.This Museum has many of Abraham Lincolns possessions including his slippers, gloves, part of his coat, etc he wore on day of his assassination as Rutherford Hayes knew Abe personally. Rutherford was a hoarder & kept everything. His descendants also kept everything. They lived here until 1965 when after accepting Federal Funds to renovate the deteriorating property had to give up their privacy so they moved away and gave everything to Foundation. The house is impeccable and everything is original and owned by President Hayes and his family. Rarely seen to this day. A must visit! Beautiful grounds trees planted here by 7 Presidents.Our 19th President wrote in the twilight of his years in the 1890a his belief that current government unlike that of Lincolns was for the people had become a government for the rich.