The John Hay House was built in 1824 and was the birthplace of John Hay, private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln ,1861-1865, Writer/Author, 1870-1890, Life of Lincoln and many poems. Mr. Hay was also Ambassador to England; and Secretary of State under President McKinley, 1898, and President Roosevelt, 1902.
The John Hay House is part of the John Hay Center in Salem Indiana. The John Hay Center includes The Steven's Memorial Museum, The Pioneer Village. The Steven's Museum is widely known for it's Genealogy and Historical Library. Many researchers from all over the United States come here to work on special projects. A small library staff is available to work with researchers. The library not only contains Indiana and local records but also maintains data and records from other states. Types of data included are: family histories, church records, cemetery records, obituaries, census records, marriage records, newspapers, state and county histories and antique photographs.
For additional information please Contact The John Hay Center: John Hay Center 307 East Market Street Salem, Indiana 47167 Ph#812-883-6495 http://johnhaycenter.org