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James Madison appears at Cottage Grove Place

It’s Presidents Month! Who best to celebrate with than James Madison, 4th President of the United States. Dick McGaughy has portrayed President Madison for the Hoover Presidential Library since the year 1999. In the above photo he is conversing with a local historian before engaging the audience in a discussion about the Constitution. HistoryAnecdote: In […]

Fire Drill at Camanche Middle School

Here we are walking in the hallway of Camanche Middle School. The town of Camanche sits along the western bank of the Mississippi River. The drive north from Le Claire was quite pleasant — spotted one eagle and lots of geese. The Presidential Troupe has performed for Camanche 5th graders several times in the past […]

Presidential Troupe

Here we are unloading the government van in front of Jefferson Elementary in Clinton, IA. This is the first stop on the Time Travel to Revolutionary America 2011 Tour for the Presidential Troupe. During the months of February, March, and April five docents, who volunteer for the Hoover Presidential Library,  don historical costumes and drive […]

New Art on Display

Education Assistant Pat, Volunteer Coordinator Kathy, Education Specialist Mary, and Artist Jim drove from the Hoover Presidential Library to present the Mt. Vernon school with a framed collage created  by author/illustrator Susan L. Roth. Washington Elementary was the lucky school to receive the collage by lottery after Mrs. Mauer and Mrs. Scearce’s fourth grade reading […]

The Greatest Generation!

I have a story I’d like to tell you about the Veterans History Project and the Greatest Generation. Seven years ago the Hoover Presidential Library started interviewing military veterans. I saw an article about how the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations […]

I Liked Looking at the Trees!

Washington Elementary first graders rode a bus to the Hoover Presidential Library to see the Christmas Trees decorated with a Laura Ingalls Wilder theme. They had a GREAT time!

Lou Henry Hoover First Lady Day

On Saturday, December 11, fifty-four Girl Scouts came to the Hoover Presidential Library to learn about what life was like for Lou Henry Hoover–former First Lady and President of Girl Scouts of the USA. Even a snowstorm couldn’t dampen their enthusiasm for participating in activities: exploring the many countries that the Hoovers traveled to, First […]

Bobcat Finds a Home at the Hoover Presidential Library!

Rolly spotted a bobcat this afternoon by the edge of the 78 acres of restored tall grass prairie that surrounds the Hoover Presidential Library. The National Park Service maintains the prairie and protects the wildlife that live there. This includes deer, pheasant, turkey, groundhogs, fox, bobcat and many species of birds.  Lou Henry Hoover was […]

Kalona Elementary Writes about Their Visit!

Kindergartners rode a bus for 45 minutes to have a special tree tour at the Hoover Presidential Library which included costumed volunteers, 20 trees decorated with a Laura Ingalls Wilder theme, activity time and holiday cartoons. A GREAT time was had by ALL!

A Little House Christmas

Christmas is here at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum with a holiday exhibit entitled A Little House Christmas. This exhibit features twenty Christmas trees decorated with themes based on the traditions of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. 1,366 students are participating in special tours! This year the hour-long visit is hosted by volunteers from the […]