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George Washington said, “John, you talk too much!”

John Adams is talking about April of 1774 when the 1st Continental Congress was held. Its purpose was to unite the colonies and to get ready for war should there be war. The colonists were to start collecting weapons and gunpowder. A message was sent to the King demanding changes. John Adams is talking again! […]

“This is a constitution for the people…”

The Presidential Troupe traveled to North Bend Elementary in North Liberty to present Time Travel to Revolutionary America to 5th graders on Tuesday. The building was built three years ago and is state-of-the-art in every way:  white boards, computers everywhere,  commons areas for students to work together, etc. That’s Ben Franklin talking about the constitution […]

Students Meet Author/Illustrator of ‘Listen to the Wind’ at Hoover

Article appeared in the Sun, October 28, 2010 Fourth grade students from Washington Elementary recently participated in a booktalk with author/illustrator Susan L.Roth. The booktalk was at Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch and was organized by Mary Evans of Mount Vernon. Roth’s children’s book, Listen to the Wind, is based on the story by […]

Hoover’s Birthplace

The Hoover family lived in a small house in the Quaker village of West Branch, Iowa. The house was built by Jesse Hoover and his father Eli in 1871. The original home still stands today and is preserved by the National Park Service which is  adjacent to the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum. The original home is […]

Welcome to “The Hoover Blackboard.”

We invite students & teachers who visit the Hoover Presidential Library on a school field trip to BLOG about their visit.