Rutherford B. Hayes

As the 19th President of the United States (1877-1881), Rutherford B. Hayes oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War. Beneficiary of the most fiercely disputed election in American history, Rutherford B. Hayes brought to the Executive…

A Timeless Tradition

The White House Easter Egg Roll

Although the White House is unable to host the egg roll on the South Lawn this year, you can still honor the annual tradition by decorating and coloring your own White House Easter Egg at home with these fun egg downloadable cut outs! History of the White House Easter Egg Roll The White House Easter…

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes served as First Lady of the United States as the wife of the 19th President, Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881). Nicknamed affectionately both “Mother Lucy” and “Lemonade Lucy”, she was well known for caring for wounded infantrymen in her husband’s command during the Civil War and for her staunch support of the…

Presidents

Which President served as a lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American war? Who was the first Democrat elected after the Civil War? Who introduced Social Security? If you’re looking to learn more about the past Presidents who have led our country, you’re in the right place. Take a look at our full set of biographies. Then,…