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The house that Herbert Hoover was born in!

Dear Hoover Museum and National Park, I loved being in the house that Herbert Hoover was born in. I cannot believe that the whole family had to share one bedroom. And looking at the grave of President Hoover was a great honor and his lovely Lou Henry. Sincerely, Jacob Lee P.S. I loved everything I […]

Spring Tour Season at the Hoover Complex

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 […]

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 […]

Better Homes in America/Making Bricks with 1st Graders

Herbert Hoover said, “A family that owns its own home takes pride in it, maintains it better, gets more pleasure out of it, and has a more wholesome, healthful, and happier atmosphere in which to bring up children. . . . Above all, the love of home is one of the finest instincts and the […]

An Uncommon Student!

President Hoover made these remarks by telephone from New York City to Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio on November 11, 1948 “Let us remember that the great human advances… were brought about by distinctly uncommon men and women with vital sparks of leadership. It is a curious fact that when we get sick, we want an […]

Springville 5th Graders Enjoy their School Field Trip!

Thank you for taking us on the walk around the Museum. I learned a lot and you were a great tour guide. It was cool. I learned that Hoover was the 31st president and he also helped many people and saved them by giving them food such as Hoover bread. He was also a very […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kids As Curators

President Hoover’s Response to the Stock market Crash of October 29, 1929 Political cartoon regarding stock market speculation. In times of economic crisis who is responsible for helping those in need? What is the role of the president? The stock market crash of October 29, 1929 symbolized the beginning of the Great Depression in the […]

New Exhibit Opens!

Exploring Hoover’s Attic: Treasures, Keepsakes, Surprises is the new exhibit that runs from April 17 through October 31, 2010. Over the years the Hoovers accumulated thousands of objects. At last count, the Hoover Library had carefully preserved 8,000 items. Exploring Hoover’s Attic is, therefore, an unprecedented look at the “stuff” of history. The exhibit features  […]

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