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Spring Tour Season at the Hoover Complex

by on May 4, 2011


Dear Hoover Museum,

Thank you for letting me come to your museum. I enjoyed looking at Herbert’s actual house because it was just fascinating. I also enjoyed the gift shop – there were some funny T-shirts. Last, but not least, I enjoyed the tour because I learned that Herbert Hoover was a great leader. Most of all I learned he really is a helpful, caring and loving person.

Sincerely,

Megan


Comments

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
I enjoyed the tour around the museum, it was really fun learning about Herbert Hoover’s life. I also enjoyed the movie, it told me about his care for all people. I liked the walk too, it was fascinating to learn about Herbert Hoover’s childhood. I learned that Herbert Hoover helped a lot of people. I also learned that Herbert’s parents died when he was so young.
Sincerely, Austin

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Dear Hoover Museum,
I enjoyed the movie you showed us. It helped me learn about Herbert Hoover a lot. I also thought Herbert’s house was fascinating. The way they used to have just enough to survive in the house was very cool. I learned how great he was as a person. He helped in so many ways and went through being blamed. I also learned that he was a famous engineer. I never knew he discovered gold! I also thought the gift shop was awesome. I got to get some great things.
Thank you,
Kartik

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Dear Hoover Museum,
I enjoyed going into Herbert Hoover’s house because I got to see what an average house was back in the 1870s. I also enjoyed the movie. I enjoyed it because it told me so many things I never knew about Herbert Hoover. Also, I enjoyed seeing the schoolhouse because it was fascinating to see what they used in school. I learned that Herbert Hoover gave food to the hungry in World War one and two. I also learned that Herbert Hoover traveled world-wide meeting many people. Thanks again.
Sincerely,
Matt

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for this fascinating field trip. It taught me a lot of stuff. I enjoyed seeing Herbert Hoover’s gravesite. I also liked seeing what his house looked like. The houses people lived in back then. In the blacksmith’s place was awesome because I got to see how the coals were to keep the fireplace warm. I learned what Herbert Hoover did to protect us all. Thank you for teaching me all the great things he did.
Sincerely,
Vicky

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
I had a fun time! I liked everything!!! Especially the exhibits, all of them, every single one!!! I was really excited, and even got some souvenirs. I was surprised when I heard that one of the ingredients for famine bread is manure!
YUCK!
Sincerely,
Camryn

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting our class come to the Herbert Hoover Museum. I enjoyed going to Herbert Hoover’s house. I also liked the museum tour. My favorite part was going inside the church. I learned that in the church women would sit on one side and men would sit on the other side. Once again thank you.
Sincerely,
Anna

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
I really enjoyed watching the movie and looking at his lifestyle. I had lots of fun looking at his church and house. I didn’t know much about him and I learned that not only was he a president, but he also went all the way around the world and served people. I also learned that he helped with the invention of the tv. This was one of my favorite field trips.
Sincerely,
Joel

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
I loved my trip to the Herbert Hoover Museum and Library. One thing that I enjoyed seeing was the gift shop. Another thing that interested me was the tour. It really fascinated me to see the Blacksmith Shop. The gravesite was really cool. I liked the movie a lot. One thing I learned was that he saved kids from starvation. That is why I loved the Herbert Hoover Museum and Library.
From Jack

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover,
My favorite thing was the gift shop. I wish I had $10.00. Because 2 golf balls and the turtle necklace.
Sincerely,
Zach

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you so much for letting us come. I really appreciate it. Three things that I enjoyed were going to see his house because I always wanted to know what his house looked like. The second thing I enjoyed was seeing the school house. I liked it because school was really different from ours. Also I liked the church because it was cool to see what a church looked like a long time ago. Two things I learned were that Hoover got blamed for a lot of stuff and that Hoover had a rough childhood. Once again thanks and have a great day.
Sincerely,
Ellie

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover,
Thank you for showing us around. I really liked looking at the floor map. I also loved the house that Herbert lived in. I learned that the women and the men had to separate at church.
Sincerely,
Megan

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Dear Hoover Museum,
I enjoyed going to his home and learning what he did. I also enjoyed going to his school and looking at all the neat stuff. The last thing I enjoyed was his gravesite because there’s so many memories there and it looks over his house.
Sincerely,
Kassy

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I liked the gravesite, the tour, and the movie. I did not know that his dad was a blacksmith, and that he was an orphan. Thanks again for letting us come.
Sincerely,
Claire

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Thank you for showing us all the wonderful stuff in Herbert Hoover’s life. I enjoyed learning about his early childhood life when we saw the small house, the blacksmith shop, the school house, and the Quaker Meeting House. I also enjoyed the indoor tour about the famines, and the wondeful stuff Herbert did to help. I also enjoyed the movie about his life. I loved learning about Herbert Hoover and thank you for helping make that possible.
Trent

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Thank you Herbert Hoover Museum,
I really enjoyed the tour. But my favorite part was the gravesite! I can’t believe I got to see it in person!!!
From, Nathan :)

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for taking me on a tour of the Museum. I really liked that we got to go in Herbert Hoover’s house and school. I also liked seeing his grave. I learned that people would just sit in church and pray to theirselves. I didn’t know that he lived in Iowa. I really liked the Museum.
From,
Jill

Westfield Elementary May 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Dear Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting us go to your museum. I learned some things about Hoover on the field trip. I liked the movie. I liked it because the movie was good and it taught me some stuff, too. It told us the life of President Hoover. Another thing I liked was the outside trail. It was interesting and it looked old fashioned. The last thing I liked was the gravesite. I liked the gravesite because it was beautiful. It also was interesting because President Hoover died there.
Thank you for letting us come.
Sincerely,
Brennan

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
Thank you for letting Westfield 4th graders come and visit. My favorite part was visiting the school house. It was cool to look at the desks. I also enjoyed the birthplace of Herbert. Something I will never forget was the blacksmith’s place. I learned that Herbert was the first person on television.
Sincerely,
Taylor

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting us come to your museum. I really enjoyed seeing Herbert Hoover’s house and his church. Another thing I enjoyed was the gift shop it had many cool and interesting things. One thing, I learned about is Hoover’s childhood and how it was rough for him. I also learned that he was very caring and thoughtful. I really loved the blacksmith shop it was really cool. I liked the shoes for the horses. Thank you again. I hope I come back soon.
Sincerely,
Sam

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

Dear Hoover,
I have learned a lot about Hoover. He was the 31st president and he fed a lot of countries. I enjoyed going to all the videos and going in his house. My favorite part was seeing Lou’s dresses and jewelry. I really liked it.
Sincerely,
Jazlyn

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

I really liked the house. I also liked the Blacksmith. The gravesite was cool. I didn’t know he had a family of 5.
From,
Harrison :)

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

Thank you for teaching me all those interesting facts. I really liked the gravesite. That was pretty cool. I mostly liked the whole thing. I think I’ll come back again and remember it forever.
Sincerely,
Alex

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 10:43 am

Thanks Herbert Hoover Museum!
Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
I had a really fun time at the Museum! My favorite part was the outdoors part. I also liked the Movie/Museum. I learned that Herbert had a family of 5.
Thank you again!
Sophia

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
Thank you for letting our class come to see the Herbert Hoover Museum. I really liked the house where he grew up. It fascinated me how they could fit five people into that tiny house! I also loved the tour. My favorite part was when he was doing Belgium Relief. I will never forget blacksmith shop. I thought how they made the horse shoes was relly cool. These are the reasons I liked the Herbert Hoover Museum.
Sincerely, Noah

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

Thank you! I liked small house because it was interesting. I also liked the blacksmith shop. I also liked how the grave site overlooked his house. I learned that he ran for president 2 times. Thank you very much!!
from, Charlie

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 11:08 am

Thank you for touring us around the museum. I learned today that Herbert lived in a small house. I liked the grave site. It was cool that they were buried where they got
married.
Mariah

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

Thank you Herbert Hoover Museum. I had a great time learning about Herbert Hoover. My favorite part was seeing his old house. I thought that was cool. It was a great field trip.
From,
Karsen

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 11:53 am

THANK YOU!
Thank you Hoover Museum. I loved it so much. My favorite part was the gravesite. I also liked the house and the school. One thing I learned that Herbert Hoover was the 31st president. Thanks a lot.
From,
Katie

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

Dear Hoover Museum,
Thank you so much for letting us come and look at the exhibit. I enjoyed walking around the exhibit because of the objects. I also like the gravesite because of the cool marble cover. Also I liked the house, church, blacksmith shop, and the school because I never knew they looked like that. I learned Herbert Hoover loved fishing and that men and women were separated in church. Thank you for letting us visit.
Sincerely,
Brandon

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting us come I really liked the museum. Somethings that I liked were the gravesite and the museum. I also like the house actually it was my favorite. I really liked the museum and I hope that I will be able to come back sometime.
Sincerely,
Brittany

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Thank you for letting us come to the Herbert Hoover Museum. My favorite part was I found out what famine bread was. One thing I learned was that he was the 31st president. Another thing I learned was that he liked to fish. My last thing that I didn’t know was that he was an orphan at age 9.
Ben

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Thank you so much for taking us on our tour. I liked when we got to go to Herbert Hoover’s house. It is soooo small. I learned that even as a president he went back to West Branch.
Thanks again,
Katie

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Dear Herbert, I loved the tour of the museum. I never knew that you and your family had to live in one room. It must have been crowded. I feel bad for you that you had to move to Oregon because you were an orphan. And, you didn’t know your uncle and aunt either. I loved your Dad’s blacksmith shop. He must have been fond of horseshoes.
Sincerely,
Britain

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for showing what it was like back when Herbert was alive. I really liked the video about Herbert Hoover. You taught me some really interesting facts about him. Thank you for your time and we all liked everything about the museum.
By: Zach

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Thank you. I learned that Herbet was the 31st president. I also learned that he had a family of five and he lived in a very small house. I thought it was cool that he liked to fish, because I do too.
Emmalee

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for having all of fourth grade come to the Herbert Hoover Museum. I learned a lot. (Well, sorry to break it to you, I never knew that Herbert Hoover was even a president!) but that’s all right because I know most everything about him now. I liked the movie and the tours. (Which is pretty much everything) and thank you again for having fourth grade.
Sincerely,
Brooks

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Thank you for showing us around the museum. It was really cool. My favorite part was when we did the outdoor tour. I didn’t know he lived in such a small house. I also didn’t know both of his parents died. Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
Allie

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Dear Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting us come and visit the Museum. It was a lot of fun. I learned that President Hoover was the 31st president. I also learned that he got buried where he was born. I enjoyed touring the museum and learning more about President Hoover. I liked seeing the building and the blacksmith store. One other thing I liked was watching the movie.
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Hunter

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Dear Hoover Museum,
I learned that Herbert moved from place to place! And that he was a famous speaker. One thing I enjoyed was when I got to watch the movie! I liked it because I saw his whole life story! Another thing I enjoyed was when I got the tour to the things that happened in his life! I enjoyed that because of all the interesting facts! Last I enjoyed meeting all of the tour guides. I liked meeting all of the tour guides because the tour guides were very nice! That is why I LOVED the Herbert Hoover Library and Museum.
Love,
Adam

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
Thank you for letting us come to the museum. I loved the birthplace. I liked the movie. I also enjoyed the meeting house and gravesite. I did not know he went to all those countries. Thank you once again for letting us come.
Sincerely,
Jaren

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
Thank you for letting us visit the Herbert Hoover Museum. I really liked the gravesite. It was so cool they made it out of marble. My second favorite was the blacksmith shop. It was awesome how it showed you the steps of making a horseshoe. I will never forget the floor world map. It was spectacular how it showed where Herbert helped people. Those are some things that I liked about the museum.
Sincerely,
Nolan

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
I’ve had so much fun . Three things I enjoyed are the gift shop, getting to learn about houses, and the tour. 2 things I learned are what school is like and about how people lived then.
Sincerely,
Dashawn

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
My favorite things were the house where Herbert was born. My other favorite was the school. My favorite thing about it was that there were three classes going on at once. My last favorite was the tour. Can you believe he was an orphan? Hope I can come back.
Sincerely,
Quincy

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Dear Hoover Museum,
I enjoyed getting to see his gravesite. I also enjoyed getting to see his house he grew up in. I enjoyed seeing the exhibit. I learned that he was the 31st President of the United States. I also learned that his wife was Lou.
Sincerely,
Nathan

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Thank you Herbert Hoover Staff!
My favorite was the school. I liked the desk. My second favorite was the Blacksmith Shop. I couldn’t imagine. I learned he loved to fish.
Paige

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
My favortie thing there was the movie because you could relax when it was warm in there and not cold like outside. My second favorite one was the tour because I learned a lot about him and I didn’t even know anything about him, but you guides were like a teacher to me.

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Dear Hoover Staff,
Here are somethings I liked about the trip. I liked visiting the floor world map. I also liked the Hoover house. Plus it was really cool when you showed us the tour. My favorite was when we saw the gravesite because it was cool how he was really burried there. I had a blast.
Sincerely,
Ty

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
I really liked the gift shop there. You had good stuff. I also enjoyed watching the movie. The last thing I really had fun doing there was having the tour. I never knew that Herbert’s dad was a blacksmith. Thank you for letting us come.
Sincerely,
Chase

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Dear Hoover Museum,
Thank you for having our 4th grade classes there, it was so much fun. I enjoyed walking in the amazing museum. I also liked the film, it was so good. Plus I liked to walk out in the house, meeting room, and the school. I learned that President Hoover died at 90 years old, and I also learned that his wife, Lou, died at the age of 70.
Thanks again!
Sincerely,
Mallory

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting us come to the Museum to look at the fascinating things there. I loved the school house and the house that Hoover was born in. I also enjoyed the gravesite with Herbert and Lou Hoover. I learned what it was like back then and I learned that the kids back then had to do chores no matter what. I just loved the Herbert Hoover Museum! I hope I can visit the Museum again! Thank you so much!!!!!
Sincerely,
Peyton :)

Westfield Elementary May 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover staff,
Thank you for coming here, it was fun. One thing I liked was the school. Another thing I enjoyed was the tour. Another thing that fascinated me was the tour. I learned that when you starve you can see your bones through your skin. I learned that Hoover was the 31st President and one more thing I learned was that Hoover was called the President of the Depression. Once again thank you for coming!
Sincerely,
Michael

Westfield Elementary May 6, 2011 at 10:27 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
Thank you for letting us come to the museum. I really liked the school house because it really looked like a neat place to have school. I also enjoyed visiting his house where he grew up, it seems really crowded though. I never would have come up with Hooverizing. Thanks again.
Sincerely,
McKenna

Westfield Elementary May 6, 2011 at 10:29 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
Thank you for letting us look around. I liked the floor world map. It was really neat. I also liked the house. It is nice that 5 people can all live in one house that small. I learned that Herbert Hoover’s wife’s name was Lou. Thanks again for letting us come.
Sincerely,
Emma

Westfield Elementary May 6, 2011 at 10:37 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum Staff,
Thank you for letting us come. I liked the floor map. I also thought that was spectacular that he gave food to people who needed it. I really loved the tour! I learned that Herbert was the 31st President. Those were the things I learned and enjoyed.
Sincerely,
Jackson

Westfield Elementary May 6, 2011 at 10:41 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
I liked the movie because it told us about his life. I also liked the gravesite because that is where they were actually burried. The last thing I liked is the house because Herbert was born there. I learned that Herbert is the 31st President. Thanks for having us.
Zayna

Westfield Elementary May 6, 2011 at 10:43 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
I really liked the Meeting House. I liked it because of the interesting ways of how it looked. Also I liked the Blacksmith Shop. I liked it because it was an interesting place and what they did there. Last I loved the tour. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Kevin

Westfield Elementary May 6, 2011 at 10:47 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
I really enjoyed going to the gravesite of Herbert Hoover. I also loved the U.S. map on the floor. Another thing I liked were the souvenirs. It was real smart to let people but things about Herbert. Something I learned is Herbert was an orphan. That was a great field trip with you guys.
Sincerely,
Greg

Westfield Elementary May 6, 2011 at 10:50 am

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff,
Thank you for letting us come to your museum! My favorite part is when we went to the house. It was really cute! I also liked the movie. I learned a lot from it. One thing I learned is both of his parent died. My last thing I liked is the gravesite. Thanks for letting us come!
From,
Maddie

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Thank you for letting us go to the museum and teaching us so much about Herbert Hoover! I had a great time there. Once again thank you so much!!
From Tehya

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

THANKS
Thanks for the tour we were given by you, the cast of the Herbert Hoover Museum. The tour was very great, (especially the gift shop.) The houses were very cramped but cool and interesting. I had never known that Herbert Hoover was kicked out of the Federal law of Congress. Thank you so much for the tour and good-bye.
Sincerely,
Quinn (one of the tourists.)

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum-Library,
I had a great time at the Herbert Hoover Library. My favorite part was the whole field trip and when Mrs. Grace our docent told us the story about the 4 kids who came 19 years ago and remembered that they were also starving kids that he helped out in Belgium. Well I’m running out of paper sapce so I can’t write anymore.
Sincerely,
Haley
P.S. Herebert Hoover was a good man

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for putting together a great presentation for us. I liked how the ranger took us around the property into the house, church, and the school house. I liked how the blacksmith heated up the iron and hammored it into the decoration. Our tour guide Mrs. Grace was excellent, too. I liked the stories she told and it made me feel sad when I saw the pictures of kids starving to death. Thank you for giving us an awesome day of learning.
Sincerely,
Alyssa

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for letting us come. I liked it when Chuck did a blacksmith presentation. It was fun when Mr. Eicher took us to all of the different places. Mrs. Grace, our tour guide, had really interesting stories to tell. It was an awesome time.
Sincerely,
Megan

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for having us come. There are many things I would like to tell you. So here are three of them. I liked when Chuck let us have a hook, also when Mrs. Grace took us all over the museum, and when Mr. Eicher showed us about his home life. Thank you again.
Sincerely,
Nick

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
Thank you for taking time to have us over there. It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot. My favorite was the blacksmith. Please thank the rangers and Mrs. Grace. We learned a lot about Herbert the great Humanitarian and the Hoover lunches. I enjoyed listening to Mrs. Grace’s stories. Also I enjoyed walking around his home and church.
Sincerely,
Caleb

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Dear Museum,
Thanks again for letting us come there. I had fun and learned a lot of stuff. I hope you had fun, too. What happened to his brother and sister?
Sincerely,
Blake

Springville Elementary May 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum,
I enjoyed everything — the little house, the school, the forge, and the inside of the museum. I wish we had more time for everything. I would like to visit in the summer.
Sincerely,
Nick

Mary Evans May 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Mary (May) Hoover lived with her Grandmother Minthorn in Kingsley, Iowa after the death of her mother. During the autumn of 1888 Herbert Hoover’s sister May and Grandmother Minthorn moved to Salem from Kingsley, Iowa and lived in a little cottage next to Dr. Minthorn’s home in Salem, Oregon. There is more to May’s story but I’ll save that for another time.

West Liberty Middle School May 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I wanted to thank you for the great field trip we had yesterday. It was fun and educational for the kids (and teachers).
Thanks, Dan

Mary Evans May 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Dan,
We love to hear those words! Thanks for writing.
Mary, Education Specialist, Hoover Presidential Library

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