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Political Cartoons

Drawing a cartoon is a way to quickly say how you feel or what you think. The cartoon at its best is used to simplify and get to the heart of the matter. There have been many famous political cartoonists who got their message across through illustration and humor. One of these is Jay “Ding” […]

Years of Adventure!

Herbert Hoover’s extraordinary life began simply in 1874 as the second son born to a Quaker family in West Branch, Iowa. The Hoover family lived in a small cottage by the Wapsinonoc Creek when Bert was born on August 10th — or was it August 11th? No one will ever know for sure because everyone present […]

Have a Great Field Trip!

Join us at the Hoover Presidential Library for a day full of history and fun. Students get a glimpse of West Branch, Iowa, in the 1870s. They are transported to a mining camp in the Australian Outback; travel to Tiensin, China, during the Boxer Rebellion; experience a Belgium warehouse; and attend President Hoover’s inauguration on […]

Play Ball!

Baseball season is here! It is a long-standing tradition of American baseball to have the President of the United States throw out the first ball. President William Howard Taft started the American tradition in 1910 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., by throwing the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. This photo shows an enthusiastic […]