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Mia, Frances Marion Intermediate April 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Hey that’s my thank you note! “Dear Hoover Museum staff, Thank you for helping us learn all about President Herbert Hoover. We learned things we didn’t know about his growing us. I was excited when I got to see the schoolhouse, the blacksmith shop, the church, and Hoover’s childhood home. I appreciate the fact that you take your time to help us.” Sincerely, Mia

Connor, Frances Marion Intermediate May 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
Thank you very much for the very fun tour of the Hoover Presidential Library. One of the coolest things were when you got up on the hill of the gravesite, you could see Herbert Hoover’s house. It was difficult at the meeting house during the 1 minute silent meeting. Probably the coolest thing was the Blacksmith Shop. Another thing I liked is when we got to take the museum tour. A couple of the pictures were scary, but interesting. Sincerely, Connor

Kaylee, Frances Marion Intermediate May 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
I am glad I got to go to the museum. I hope I get to go some other time. I really liked the video about Herbert Hoover. It was cool seeing the house that he lived in. I want to try to go there this weekend. At the end it was cool seeing the fire from the field. (Prairie burn) It was kind of a little scary but cool at the same time. Thank you for taking your time out of your day. Sincerely, Kaylee

Kaitlyn, Frances Marion Intermediate May 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
I thought the day I spent at the Presidential Library was fun. I liked how you had life size figures from his life at different times was cool. His old cottage was even smaller than I thought! I also thought the one room school house was small, too. When we went in the Quaker Meeting House I was so happy to have the walls pulled down like doors. It was so awesome to not see the boys even for just two minutes. It was so much better to have a tour guide instead of wandering around in the Library quickly. Sincerely, Kaitlyn

Kyra May 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting us come and we didn’t have to pay. I bought a baseball with the presidents and their signatures. My mom said not to play with it because when I’m older I’ll still have it. I think she’s right. I had an awesome tour guide. It was a man who looked like 60 or 70 maybe late 50s so if you find him could you please tell him thank you. Thanks. From Kyra

Rhys, Frances Marion Intermediate May 2, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Dear Personnel of the Hoover Museum,
Thank you for having us at your museum. It was a great experience. Now I know everything about Herbert Hoover the 31st president of our nation. The lunch I have today is because of Bert. I found out more than I did when I had my last field trip there. You guys are awesome. Sincerely, Rhys

Devin May 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Dear Personnel of the Hoover Museum,
Thank you for having our class over to see your museum. You were great for telling us that wonderful stuff about President Hoover. I should bring my mom, dad, and my sister to see it. I learned a lot from your guides — the guy who was leading us in the museum. My teacher and I were impressed with his intelligence on President Hoover. From Devin P.S. Loved the tour.

Frances Marion Intemediate May 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Dear Personnel of the Hoover Museum,
Thank you for showing us the school house, Hoover’s birthplace, blacksmith shop, meeting house, grave site, gift shop, movie, and the whole museum. Another thanks to Nancy and the director and their knowledge during the tours. I learned that the bags the food was in became gifts for Hoover.

Macy, Frances Marion Intermediate May 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Thank you!
It was the best field trip ever! Thank you that was a very fun field trip. I liked to see the cottage, the Blacksmith shop, the school and the Quaker Church that was really fun. I couldn’t believe the school house it was so so tiny. I loved seeing Herbert’s boyhood home. That was awesome. I am happy that I went to the field trip. It was fun. Sincerely, Macey

Taylor May 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Thank you!
I had fun on the field trip. I could not wait to see Herbert Hoover’s boyhood home. My favorite part was when we got to go in the gift shop. Sincerely, Taylor

Damion May 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Thank you for showing us the Herbert Hoover Museum. I thought it was very cool. From Damion

Calista May 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm

To: The staff of the Hoover Museum,
I liked going to the HOOVER MUSEUM. It was spectacular! I want to go there with my family sometime. It was really fun to go there and see what it was like growing up for HERBERT HOOVER. The Isis statue was pretty. I think it’s cool that some people helped get him that statue. I liked seeing the grave site. They looked so peaceful up there on the hill. The HOOVER MUSEUM is a great place to go. I hope I can go there again! Thank you for letting us VISIT THE HOOVER MUSEUM! Calista

Anwir May 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm

To the Staff of the Hoover Museum,
My favorite things were the house, blacksmith shop and church. I liked the house because the bed and couch looked “coolish”. I liked everything in the blacksmith shop. I liked the horse tail. The church was awesome. I liked the shades that pulled down to separate the boys and girls. I loved the gift shop I bought four pencils and a pencil sharpener. I liked Lou’s guns and the history of Herbert Hoover. How he helped people. I liked the movie theater and the movie. I also liked the area where you can eat lunch. You could run around. Your friend, Anwir

Hunter, Frances Marion Intermediate May 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm

To the staff of the Hoover Museum,
My favorite thing at the Hoover Museum was the one room school house. For me I think school would go fast! There might not be any one in my grade but me. Thank you for letting us come to the Hoover Museum. I had a great time hope other people had as much fun as I did! From Hunter

Alexis May 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Thank you for showing us around the Hoover Museum. It was so cool. The blue and white big vases were amazing. The wife’s guns that were on display were neat.
What if one was loaded? :( The wedding dress that Lou wore, that dress was cute. The history of his life is just so amazing. He was a great guy. Thanks again for everything!!! Your friend, Alexis

Lindsey May 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm

To the staff of the Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting us sit down for 5 times. It was a lot of fun and I liked the fishing part in the museum. And I liked the pictures of his parents. Thank you for showing us the pots. I loved the patterns. And thank you for showing us the videos. They were cool. Sincerely, Lindsey

Bryce May 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

To the staff of the Hoover Museum:
My most favorite things were the school house and the museum. The school house was small but I liked it. I liked the museum because it looked like it was artistic. I also like the Meeting House. It was quiet and big. I liked that it was separated from the boys to the girls. Finally thank you for letting us come. You were very nice. It was fun. Thanks again for everything, Bryce

Chris May 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Thank you,
I liked President Hoover’s house. But it was so small for a family of 5. I also liked the Blacksmith because he bent stuff and his tools were cool. I liked the tour in the Museum with Nancy. That was fun!!!!! Sincerely, Chris

Jaymz May 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Thank you I had lots of fun at the museum from getting to buy stuff at the gift shop to getting to see what his dad did and what his house looked like. It was a blast. I hope to come again another time. Thank you from Jaymz

Desirae May 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Thank you for letting us come to the Herbert Hoover Museum. It was really cool. My favorite part was when the blacksmith bent the steel into a hook. I learned a lot more about Herbert Hoover and his history. I really enjoyed it. Sincerely, Desirae

Celia, Frances Marion Intermediate May 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Thank you for teaching us about Herbert Hoover. We had a lot of fun. We had a great time. From Celia

Kara, Frances Marion Intermediate May 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Dear Guide,
Thank you for having me come to the Hoover Museum. I enjoyed the field trip. I hope to come another time. Thank you for letting me see the grave site. You rock! Kara

Emily May 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Dear Personnel of the Hoover Museum,
Thanks for letting my class and I come to this extraordinary museum. I really enjoyed it. My favorite part was the birthplace cottage because I would have never imagined 5 people in such a small house. I have 4 people in my family and our house is like triple the size and I think our house is small! And last but not least, Nancy our tour guide was great at telling us information on Herbert Hoover!! You guys have great knowledge. Sincerely, Emily

Christina May 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Thanks!
Thank you for the tour of the museum. My favorite part was when we toured the house. It was very interesting to see that 5 people lived there. Sincerely, Christina

Someone May 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

PRETTY PICTURES!!!!!

allison May 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

the museum was so cool! I liked the part when we got too see his grave. it was really fun!!! i liked the museum too! it was all really fun!!!

Someone May 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

i liked the field trip!!!!

caleb May 3, 2010 at 10:27 am

thank you staff i had a great time

megan May 3, 2010 at 10:29 am

the hobert hoover presidential meuseum is probably the most fun meuseum i have ever been 2. i hope you have fun if you ever go. :)

Ray, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm

To the Staff of the Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank for showing us the blacksmith shop. It was cool. Thank you showing us the museum. I liked seeing the exhibits. 4th grader Ray

Sydney, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Dear Hoover Museum staff,
Thank you for letting us come and showing us the exhibits. I loved the exhibits my favorite exhibit was the grave site because of the really great view. Another thing I liked was the gift shop because some of the things were like keepsakes. Thank you, Walker

Clarissa, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm

My favorite thing to see was the museum. It was really cool. I also liked seeing Hoover’s house. It was fun to look at and was very small.

Another thing I liked is the movie theater and the gift shop. The movie was really cool and fun.

Finally — Thank you for showing me everything and the grave. Everything was really cool and fun to see. The grave was really cool and weird at the same time. Clarissa

Madison, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Dear Hoover Museum Staff,
I had a blast at the Hoover Museum.

At the school house I liked seeing how it looked like and how they did it back then.

And at the Hoover house I loved seeing how it looked and worked back then.

The thing I loved the most was the meeting house. And how they had it back then like separating the boys from the girls.

The blacksmith shop was cool to see what it looked like. Thank you, Madison

Emma, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 3:37 pm

My favorite things was the dresses. They look cool and very stylish. And how it was made so cool.

Conner, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Thank you for the tour Hoover Museum. My favorite there is the Blacksmith shop. It’s my favorite because you work in hot conditions and you get to hammer stuff into shape.

My 2nd favorite thing is Hoover’s House. I like it because it’s tiny and that makes it even cooler. Because it keeps me wondering how 5 people can fit in there. It’s also cool because of the summer kitchen.

Thank you for giving us a tour. From, Conner

Jacob, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm

My favorite thing was seeing the Hoover House. I learned that the Hoover House is very small, there’s barely any room to sit.

I also liked seeing the meeting hall because it separates boys from girls.

Finally, thank you for showing us the Hoover Museum.

From: Jacob

Koden, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
I loved the tour you gave us. I thought you wouldn’t have his exact same house. I really loved seeing the actual blacksmith. My teacher loved seeing the actual blacksmith. I also liked the gravestone. The gift shop was ok. But I know why you guys tell us to bring money for the gift shop. When we went through his house I was glad that I saw where he was born. The school house was different than I imagined it would be. The blacksmith shop was cool because it was actual open and in business. The meeting house was different than I imagined. I didn’t know that they had to sit for 3-4 hours in silence. That made me shake when we had to try it for ourself. The museum was nice. I liked the show but what freaked me out the most was the gravestone. Behind the gravesstones were the hedges and they were like an audience because they were like people. Sincerely, Koden

Chloe, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
Thank you for the great tour. I really enjoyed it. I liked the blacksmith and the tour of his house. Another thing I liked was trying to keep quiet in the Meeting House. I really liked learning about President Hoover and his life and work as a humanitarian. The statues of him looked very realistic. I did not know Lou Henry Hoover collected blue and white vases or how Belgian people were good at lace. I liked the museum it was cool. The movie was cool too it had a lot of information. The statue of Isis was kind of scary before the tour guide explained it because half the face you couldn’t see behind the veil she was wearing.
Sincerely, Chloe

Mark, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Dear Hoover Presidential Library,
I had a fun time there all the tour guides were nice enough to let us ask questions. My favorite part was when we got to see the blacksmith work. The Museum part was fun except seeing those people starving to death. Now I know how Herbert Hoover became famous before he was president. Starting off as a child having both of his parents dead that must be sad and split up from his brother and sister that must be painful to start a new life.
Sincerely, Mark

Oliver, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
My name is Oliver. I go to school at Frances Marion Intermediate in Mrs. Cannon’s class. Thank you for the tour. My favorite parts are the Isis of Life statue and the gift shop. Herbert Hoover sounds like a great man.
Sincerely, Oliver Coon

Ben, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Thank you staff of the Herbert Hoover Museum,
I love learning about President Hoover. My favorite parts were the movie, blacksmith, and Bert’s boyhood home.
Your friend, Ben

Rachel, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Thank you so much for showing me more about Hebert Hoover’s lifetime. It was really fun:)
Rachel

Shea, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Thank you for showing us Herbert Hoover’s childhood home. Thank you for showing us the museum, the school house, and the blacksmith shop. Everyone had a good time. It was really fun to see where one of the best presidents came from. Thank you to our guides, Nancy, our Rangers, Nancy and Bonnie, and everyone else who made that possible. It’s amazing how a boy from West Branch, Iowa, a tiny but good town, ended up president. Once again, I’d like to say thank you. Sincerely, Shea

Jordan, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Thank you for everything.
From, Jordan

Austin, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Thank you for letting us come and visit the Herbert Hoover museum. My favorite was the school house. I want to visit again sometime.
Sincerely,
Austin

Emma, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Dear Herbert Library,
My name is Emma and I loved Hebert Library. Some of the things I liked were where he lived. Why I liked that was because I thought it was really cool that his house is still standing. I also liked the school house because it was cool how the desks were so small. It was also cool how all those kids in just one room. I also really liked the movie because it was cool seeing how he lived his life. One thing that was really sad was seeing the pictures of the starving kids and I thought to myself how lucky I was to eat whenever I want. So thank you!
Sincerely,
Emma

Jack, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Thoughtful
Awesome
Nice
Kind
You’re awesome
Out of this world
Unbelievable
I liked everything it would take me awhile to pick my favorite part.
Sincerely,
Jack

Spencer, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Thank you Nancy and Rangers, Nancy & Bonnie, for showing us around.
That was fun!
Yes it was!
Spencer

Emily, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:34 pm

THANK YOU
The Hoover Museum was awesome and the Hoover house. The blacksmith has a cool job. That is neat what he does for a job.
Sincerely,
Emily

Abbie, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Thank You
I liked the blacksmith, school house, and the boyhood home. I wish we could of saw the prairie fire.
Your friend,
Abbie

Jonny, Frances Marion Intermediate May 3, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Herbert,
Thank you for letting us see the Herbert Hoover childhood home. It was fun.It was interesting to see the metal in the Blacksmith shop.
Sincerely,
Jonny

Braden, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Thank you for letting us come and visit the Hoover Museum. I had a great time learning and being able to see what Herbert did as a child. I liked a lot of things like the blacksmith’s shop. That big air pump was neat and how he bent the metal. I also liked the statue of Isis. I still can’t get that little poem out of my head, “I am and was and will ever be and no mortal has yet lifted the veil which covers me.” Now what does that mean? I also liked the museum. That picture of the starving people, freaked me out. The moment of silence was a little weird. I couldn’t make it without a smirk. The cottage was really small I mean a two-room house. The school house was cool if you were smart enough you could finish two grades in one year.
Sincerely,
Braden

Grant, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I had a great time. It was hard doing the silent meeting. The blacksmith was cool, too. I liked watching the video, the grave site was on a big hill. And I could see the the house from there. Inside the museum was big. We almost went in a circle when we went in. I took a long time to go through it. The statue of Isis was cool. I wish I could get something from the gift shop but I don’t have money to buy anything, but the stuff in there was cool. There were cool things — there was a telescope and a mini telescope.
Sincerely,
Grant

Hannah, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I liked visiting the museum. What I thought was cool was that Hoover’s grave site and Isis was facing his birth place. I also like that we got to see a blacksmith work in Jesse Hoover’s blacksmith shop. I also like that we saw Herbert and Lou Hoover’s grave site. I like how the blacksmith showed us how he heated up metal and hit it with a hammer and put it in cold water and simmered and we touched it. I liked when we were silent, the boys almost cracked and started talking. I love the crying room because it looked so calm. I liked the inside of the museum especially the pictures of Lou, him and his parents. You have a great museum.
Sincerely,
Hannah

Samantha, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Thank you for letting us learn such great things. My favorite part was the blacksmith. I think it would be cool to be a blacksmith. It would be really hard for me to be quiet for three or four hours in the meeting house!

One of my other favorite parts was the tour. The people in one of the pictures must really be starving. You could see their bones! Herbert was a really nice man. He saved so many lives.

I’ve been to the Herbert Hoover Museum. When I went there it had this big wall thing with names of people who died in the war. (Vietnam Moving Wall) We went because my mom’s brother was on that wall. I think it was two summers ago.

I really liked this trip. I learned a lot and I want to go again someday! Thank you again for letting us come.
Sincerely,
Samantha

Michelle, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

To the staff of the Hoover Museum,
Thank you for allowing our class to tour the museum. My favorite part was the blacksmith shop. Seeing the wheel and the metal bars were interesting. The meeting hall & church were neat to see. How the men and women were separated by a door and pull down windows.

Thank you again for allowing us to come visit.
Michelle

Caitlyn, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
My names is Caitlyn. We got to visit the Library and it was great and fun. My favorite part was the blacksmith shop. We got to see the actual blacksmith guy. It was so cool. Some other classes didn’t get to see it. I also liked the meeting house. I thought it was neat how it used to be like back then. We could sit quiet for 15 seconds. It was pretty easy. Also, I liked the house and how little it was. I can’t believe there was only two rooms in the house. I wouldn’t want to use an outhouse. I thought it was so cool that he would send all that food to kids. The school house was cool, too. It was way different than the way schools are now. When we went up to the grave I looked down and I saw the house, the blacksmith shop, the school house, and the meeting room. I thought that was awesome. Hopefully I can go sometime with my family, and I’ll be their tour guide. Thank you for letting my class and me visit. It was probably one of my favorite field trips.
Sincerely,
Caitlyn

Sarah, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Hi, I’m Sarah. I really loved that you took time out of your busy schedule to take our classroom on a tour. The part I thought was interesting was how the stone covered their whole bodies at their grave. I also liked the museum it was awesome. The blacksmith shop looks like fun to work there. The birth house looks hard to live in with that many brothers and sisters. The movie was sad to watch because all those people starving. I would hate to starve day and night. I can’t believe he fed all those people. What else I couldn’t believe is that people blamed him for the stock market crashing. I mean it was so their fault if they didn’t spend so much money on stuff they don’t need and keep borrowing money from the bank this wouldn’t happen. Also I couldn’t believe the Chinese people shot at them just for coming there. I learned a lot when I watched that movie. I also learned what the statue meant and what she was holding in her hand. I had a very good time.
Sincerely,
Sarah

Nick, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Dear Hoover Museum Staff,
Thank you for taking us on the tour. My favorite thing was the house. I liked the house because it was weird because of how small it was. I, also, liked the stuff in it. Another thing that I really liked was the Meeting Hall. How those windows would go up or down. That was really cool. Thank you very much and I had a great time.
Thank you very much,
Nick

Allie, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
Hi my name is Allie. I’m a fourth grader. Thank you for the opportunity to come. I liked the blacksmith shop the best, I liked being prepared and learning about things that tied in with what we know already. I liked Lou Henry Hoover because she was born in Waterloo like I was.It was also cool seeing all the things that could have belonged to Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, or Tad and Mary. It was fun in the meeting room because it was so quiet. I don’t think I’ve ever heard my class that quiet before! I think it was cool how he saved lots of people in one tiny country. I thought it was cool how the schoolhouse is so different from now. It was cool how Herbert did so many nice things and they blamed him for the stock market.
Sincerely,
Allie

Garrett, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm

To the staff of the Hoover Museum,
My favorite thing was the blacksmith shop. Because I like to build stuff out of wood and metal. I thought the meeting hall was cool. Because the boys get peace and quiet.

My favorite part of the field trip was the one room school house. I don’t know why it was my favorite part of the field trip.
Thank you,
Garrett

Brady, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
I am glad I got to come to your museum. I am surprised at how cool everything was. It made me feel like I was actually living at that time period. I loved the statue of Isis. It was really cool how we got to go into his house and how his grave overlooked his house.

I loved the tour and blacksmith. I was surprised at how little time it took the water to cool the metal bar. The movie was awesome! I was amazed at how many things were in the gift shop and they were dirt cheap. Did you know that his gravestone is the only one to not have the presidential symbol on it?

And that he and only one other president did not take a salary. I was surprised that he fed 1.2 billion people! And that Lou was one of two first ladies to grow up in Iowa.
Thank you for the visit.
Sincerely,
Brady

Sophie, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Library,
I really enjoyed the trip. The outdoor trip was personally my favorite. I liked the drawings on the sacks. The cottage that Herbert Hoover lived in was so tiny. I liked it!:) The trip felt like it was only 10 minutes long! :) The only thing that scared me was the kids on the table. The exhibit of him fishing, truly made me feel like we were fishing! :) That attic thing was cool, too! The one I liked the most was the blacksmith shop that was so cool. That just by putting that rod in the fire he could mold stuff it was cool!
Sincerely,
Sophie

Colton, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Dear Museum Staff,
Thank you for showing me around the museum. I don’t know what was my favorite part cause everything was cool. The guy that was showing us around inside didn’t let us look around. But thank you for everything. It was fun in all, but the guy didn’t know he lost us.
Your visitor,
Colton

Ian, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Dear Museum Staff,
That was some cool being out in the sun!
The museum guide was not nice not letting us look.
From,
Ian

Isaiah, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Dear Museum Staff,
Thank you for the tour and the tour about Herbert Hoover and everything about the museum. My favorite part was the guns and the World War I and World War II. That was cool I like that.
Your visitor,
Isaiah

Hunter, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Dear Persons of the Hoover Museum,
Thank you for giving us the tour of the museum and that our guides had so much knowledge. I learned about Hoover bread and that he loves to go fishing. I never knew that if you got in trouble you had to put your nose on the chalk board.
Sincerely,
Hunter

Dawson, Frances Marion Intermediate May 4, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Dear Personnel of the Hoover Museum,
You guys were awesome, thank you very much. My favorite part was the one with all the guns. (I think I can name two: one was the sawed off double barrel shotgun and the other the Thompson.) The blacksmith shop was very cool. I wish Chuck was there. (I know his name because the Ranger told me.) Thank you.
Sincerely,
Dawson

Bill Pontarelli, Docent May 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I enjoyed very much my tour with the Bridgeview 5th graders group A on 5/11. The Anwer to a young man’s question about 98 pound flower sacks instead of a 100. The standard or base for shipping at the time(1914) was a barrel which held 196 pounds. So fractions of 196 pounds were used like the 98 pound sack or 49 pound. All told there were 38 different sizes Mr. Hoover had to track. No wonder he favored standardization. Thank you for the student’s astute observation. The entire group impressed me very much with your high level of maturity and great interest. You obviously have a very good teacher and great parents. I’m sorry we didn’t get to finish. I hope to see you again. Sincerely, Bill P

Sara, Frances Marion Intermediate May 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Dear Museum Staff,
Thank you for the tour, I liked going into the town he used to live, I loved the church the most.
The thing I hated the most, was the museum tour. The guy who was leading did not hurry up. On some parts of that tour, I tuned out. He wasn’t interesting at all.
So, anyway, thanks for the tour, it was amazing (except the museum) and wonderful. Ranger John was one of the most on task. All of the rangers were on task. I also loved the gift shop.

Your visitor,
Sara

Andrea, Frances Marion Intermediate May 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

To the staff of the Hoover Museum
My favorite thing was the graves. The graves were surrounded by bushes. The graves were also right across from the back of the house. The graves are right next to each other. The American flag was right in front and between the graves.
Another favorite thing was the Isis statue. She had 3 flames in the right hand and the key in the left hand. And she also represented Belgium. Isis is facing the house and looking straight at it. And she is all black and had a veil covering her face. Isis was a guardian of children.
Finally, thank you for telling and showing us around.

From Andrea

Joey, Frances Marion Intermediate May 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Dear Museum Staff,
Thank U I had a great time. Thanks for all the fun.
My favorite part is when we went to the movie. It was funny when it was over.
The tour guide was a little mean. He would not let us ask questions.

Your visitor,
Joey

Cappra, Frances Marion Intermediate May 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Dear Personnel of the Hoover Museum,

Thank you for showing us the school house. I like to see how President Hoover’s life was in school. And thank you for letting us visit his birthplace, blacksmith shop, meeting house, grave site, the movie, museum, and the gift shop. I like the grave site the best because I think it is sweet that he is next to his wife. And the tour guides, Nancy and the director are really nice and they had a lot of knowledge.

Sincerely,
Cappra

Rachael, Frances Marion Intermediate May 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Dear Personnel of the Hoover Museum,

I just want to thank you for showing me the school house, Hoover’s birthplace, meeting house, grave site, gift shop, blacksmith shop, movie, and museum. I also want to thank you for the tour guides and their knowledge. I have learned so much in one day. I can’t wait to go back there someday and look at my letter. One more thing could you put my letter in the Museum and my class would like you to the same.

Truly yours,
Racheal

Chloe, Frances Marion Intermediate May 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

Thank you so much for letting us tour the Herbert Hoover Museum. I had a lot of fun learning about him! I appreciate all you did for us! Herbert Hoover! The Hoover Museum! 31st President! Belgium Relief!
Your friend,
Chloe

Cameron, Frances Marion Intermediate May 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

Dear Museum Staff,
Thank you for the tour of the museum. I think my favorite part was when we went in the schoolhouse.

The tour guide was kind of…well maybe…a little…rude. He was asking us questions that we did not know and then he got mad.
Your visitor,
Cameron

Kaylea, Frances Marion Intermediate May 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

Dear Museum Staff,
Thank you for the tour. I really enjoyed it. I really liked the great Historic Site…that was cool!

My favorite part was the grave site and the tour of his life like where he lived and where he went for church.
Your visitor,
Kaylea

Bill Pontarelli, Docent May 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I enjoyed the visit by Coralville Central Grade 4. You were a very knowledgeable and very attentive group. Thank you for your contributions. A young man asked a question about a book in the case with famine bread. The book was an example of how the Belgians converted the flour sacks into gifts. The sack was decorated by embroidery and used as a cover for the book. It was good to meet you. I hope to see you again. Bill, docent

Sami Mancinas May 25, 2010 at 10:16 am

I really liked the Hoover Museum. My favorite part was the blacksmith shop because the Blacksmith bent the steel and metal, to make the dinner bells. I also liked the dresses of the Hoover ladies. My favorite dress was the newest wedding dress. I had a lot of fun!
-Sami

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