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This is a trip I will be planning for years to come!

Dear Staff and Rangers, Thank you so much for making our visit to the library and grounds a great one. The students enjoyed it and we all learned a lot. This is a trip I will be planning for years to come. You do a great job! Thanks Ms. Wenger 6th grade teacher Moravia

“I can’t wait to tell everybody how great it was!”

Dear Herbert Hoover Museum, Thank you for letting our fourth grade classes visit the Hoover Museum. I learned so much about him. I can’t wait to tell everybody how great it was. My favorite part was the gift shop. You have so many things I loved about the Museum that I can’t even name them […]

“We learned a lot about Herbert Hoover!”

Dear Herbert Hoover Staff, Thank you for letting us go to the museum. One thing that was something I learned was Herbert Hoover had the same birthday as me. And he liked fishing and I like fishing, too. Something that was interesting was he had two dogs. And he had a very small house when […]

Happy Birthday President Hoover!

Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, or was it August 11, 1874? We’ll never know for sure because nobody glanced at the clock. Was it a few minutes before midnight or a few minutes after? When Bert was old enough his father let him choose the date, and of course a young boy would […]

Memories from the Birthplace House #3

The following passage comes from MEMORANDA: Being a Statement by an Engineer, Theodore J. Hoover, 1939 Another visiting-place was Uncle Martin Marshall’s. He married my mother’s sister, Ellen. They lived west of the town, about half way to Iowa City. Their house was situated in a narrow belt of natural forest. It is interesting to […]

Memories from the Birthplace House #2

The following passage comes from MEMORANDA: Being a Statement by an Engineer, Theodore J. Hoover, 1939 Vivid memory begins with the forge in my father’s shop. . . . The shoeing of the large draft horses was an interesting operation, and led to my attributing impossible physical strength to my father because he could hold […]

Memories from the Birthplace House #1

The following passage comes from MEMORANDA: Being a Statement by an Engineer, Theodore J. Hoover, 1939 Another place we were all fond of visiting in the summertime was the Cedar River. It was the nicest plan to take one of my mother’s excellent lunches in baskets, and get some well-beloved family of neighbors or relatives […]

Thanks for the tour!

NICE MUSEUM! I just might try to find the time to come back. I learned a lot about President Hoover while I was there. Dalton

The Hoover Grave Site!

I would like to say “thank you for telling me about Herbert Hoover, and showing me where he lived, his school, the blacksmith shop, and the meeting house.”  I told my parents all about it, and they said it sounded neat. I also enjoyed seeing where he was buried! That was AWESOME! Thank you Chloe

Nice job of setting up the whole tour!

Thank you for letting us tour the Herbert Hoover Museum. It was very interesting to see Herbert Hoover’s life inside and out. My favorite part was the tour inside the museum. It is very cool to see this part of his history. Nice job setting up the whole tour. I also liked the presidents tour, […]

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