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Archive for April, 2010

Students Write Thank You Notes!

Kids As Curators

President Hoover’s Response to the Stock market Crash of October 29, 1929 Political cartoon regarding stock market speculation. In times of economic crisis who is responsible for helping those in need? What is the role of the president? The stock market crash of October 29, 1929 symbolized the beginning of the Great Depression in the […]

New Exhibit Opens!

Exploring Hoover’s Attic: Treasures, Keepsakes, Surprises is the new exhibit that runs from April 17 through October 31, 2010. Over the years the Hoovers accumulated thousands of objects. At last count, the Hoover Library had carefully preserved 8,000 items. Exploring Hoover’s Attic is, therefore, an unprecedented look at the “stuff” of history. The exhibit features  […]

Political Cartoons

Drawing a cartoon is a way to quickly say how you feel or what you think. The cartoon at its best is used to simplify and get to the heart of the matter. There have been many famous political cartoonists who got their message across through illustration and humor. One of these is Jay “Ding” […]

Years of Adventure!

Herbert Hoover’s extraordinary life began simply in 1874 as the second son born to a Quaker family in West Branch, Iowa. The Hoover family lived in a small cottage by the Wapsinonoc Creek when Bert was born on August 10th — or was it August 11th? No one will ever know for sure because everyone present […]

Have a Great Field Trip!

Join us at the Hoover Presidential Library for a day full of history and fun. Students get a glimpse of West Branch, Iowa, in the 1870s. They are transported to a mining camp in the Australian Outback; travel to Tiensin, China, during the Boxer Rebellion; experience a Belgium warehouse; and attend President Hoover’s inauguration on […]

Play Ball!

Baseball season is here! It is a long-standing tradition of American baseball to have the President of the United States throw out the first ball. President William Howard Taft started the American tradition in 1910 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., by throwing the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. This photo shows an enthusiastic […]