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Jamie April 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm

My experience was good. It was very interesting. I especially enjoyed the Quaker Meeting House. Mrs. Hoover’s dresses were amazing. We visited on April 28, 2010

- Jamie
Shellsburg Elementary 5th Grade

Will Edwards April 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm

The Hoover Museum was interesting, it was a bit dull at times but the Black Smith made up for it the black smith was awesome someday i would like to see him make something big other just showing how to start
and curve the iron. Thank You

Sami Mancinas April 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I thought the Hoover Museum was AWESOME!!!!! Seeing all the artifacts of the Hoovers’.My favorite parts where the blacksmith shop and all the dresses. My favorite dress was the newest wedding dress.well, I gotta go. piece out G scout!

-Sami

Chase Dunbar April 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Wednesday was so much fun. My favorite part was when we went in side his dads blacksmith shop, The school, his birth place, and were we saw his burial. I also liked when we walked in and saw Herbert Hover when he was a little boy and was fishing.

TaylorKottke April 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I Love The Hoover Museum.

Its So Interesting and Fun Also Very Cool.

You Got To See Hoover And His Wifes Graves On A Hill

Caitlyn April 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

On Wednesday the 28th of April, the students of Shellsburg Elementary toured your facility. The exhibits were very intruiging and top notch. I was not satisfied with the small amount of time we got to explore. Our guide was very explanitory, but she rushed us and was quite rude to us. The burial was especially cool to me, because it represented him perfectly. I had many questions, but many were answered by the first movie. The movies were kind of dull but the blacksmith shop made it all worth it. I wish we would do more with the blacksmith shop! Overall it was pretty cool.

colton April 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm

I’m from shellsburg elementary and I’ve got to say best field trip ever my favorite part was seeing the black smith. cool stuff. And it was even better then the Linclon museums and stuff in spring field illinois.

Devin Kirkpatrick April 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I thought the Herbert Hoover Museum was cool and I liked the blacksmith shop. The exhibits it was fun going there I thought!

Lindsey April 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

It was really interesting. My favorite part was the blacksmith shop. It was very cool to go back in time to the 1800s and 1900s. The museum part was awesome! I’m a Girl Scout so I thought the Girl Scout box thing was neat. I never really thought about Herbert Hoover before. I didn’t like the tour part because I couldn’t stay at something or go ahead of the group but it wasn’t that bad. I would also like to blog that the tour guide thought we were 2- year-olds and she SPIT on one of my friends!!!!! I hope she’s never my tour guide again!

Kayla April 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm

It was interesting learning about Herbert Hoover, we were able to see his house, school, and where his dad Jesse C. Hoover worked. We even got to see how the metal was bent. My favorite part was the blacksmith

I thought my tour guide was rude in the museum. I hope if I ever go there I don’t have her as a tour guide again!!!

Mary Evans April 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Kayla,
I’m pleased that you enjoyed the blacksmith shop. I am sorry that your tour guide was rude. I direct the education at the Hoover Presidential Library and I will emphasize the need to be positive when giving a tour.

Mary Evans April 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Lindsey,
The part about “spitting” has me puzzled. I’m assuming it was accidental. Like sometimes when you are talking some spit flies out of your mouth.

Caitlyn April 30, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Thanks to the staff at Hoover Museum for a wonderful experience and a lifelong headful of knowledge!!!!!

donald May 3, 2010 at 10:19 am

Thank you for the field trip I really liked the gravesite.

caleb May 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

when i went there i had a great time!!!!

hunter May 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

We went there for our class field trip.

brian May 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

The Hoover Museum was a lot of fun! My favorite part was the blacksmith were he actually bent metal

donald May 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

Herbert Hoover was a very buisey man. he was helping others and feeding the ones in need of food. I also liked the picture of the kids that were nothing but bones.

Nick May 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

It was cool to see his house and see the Blacksmith the school was cool to see . i liked the field trip!

hunter May 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

THE PEOPLE WERE STARVING!!!!!!!

cavanaugh May 3, 2010 at 10:27 am

The museum is cool. There is a lot of stuff to see.

Marie May 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Herbert Hoover was so much fun!

Renee May 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I like that he help people that were in need .
He was a brave man !

thomas May 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

hoover is awsome

thomas May 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I learnd a lot of facts there. I liked when Herbert was fishing.

Dylan May 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I love the herbert hoover museum if I ever go there again I will bring my whole family.

alexa May 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I loved the tour guide outside he was so nice!

The grave site was pretty cool, I also loved how Lou Henry was a girl scout leader!

Renee May 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

when I went there I thuoght it would be boring . But it was very good I feel happy that i went there.

jacob May 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I liked the pictures of Herbert huver . I enjoyed the blacksmith shop, school house, meeting house, and the cottage. Im happy I went there.

ci-ci May 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

At the Hebert Hoover museum it showed us were he lived and his dads work place

Lynsey May 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I thought the Herbert Hoover museum was amazing!!!!!! I learnd that Herbert was a great man where ever he was and that he was the 31st president of the United States !!!!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!!!

Austin May 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I had a great time there. I really liked the blacksmith making something out of melted metal. That was COOL. I really had a good time.

Lynsey May 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Learned

Charlie May 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I thought the blacksmith was really cool because when he let us touch the metal it was really cold. The blacksmith was making a triangle when we saw him.

Briley May 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I thought the Herbert Hoover Museum was AWESOME!!!!!I thought it was REALLY cool when the Blacksmith was bending the Iron!!!!I was also cool seeing the house,school,ad the church!!The museum was also Cool…but the outside stuff was my favorite!!! It was a fun field trip!!!

jon May 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

the Herbert hoover museum and liberty in west branch Iowa the best part was the hand gernad.

Danielle May 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

It was really Awesome! What I thought was really cool was when we got to see the Blacksmith make metal into a fancy triangle! Also Hoover`s house was pretty cool to see too because it was only two rooms in the house it was really small but cool! The Herbert Hoover Library-Museum it a very educational and fun!!

Madison May 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I loved the Herbert Hoover Museum it was great!! I really liked when we saw the blacksmith make a triangle. It must have been a lot of work back in the 1800′s to make things like that!

Cayson May 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I thought the Herbert Hoover Museum was great. My favorite part was the blacksmith. When he let us touch the metal I couldn’t believe how hard the metal was and how cold it was. I hope someday I will come back.

Jenna May 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I loved the Herbert Hoover Museum. I especially loved the blacksmith shop it was so much fun to watch him make a triangle. the actual instrument. I would definitely recommend the Herbert Hoover Museum.

Destiny May 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I liked it all of the vivid stuff and it was very knowledgeable.What I mainly liked was the statue of Mr.Hoover fishing.

Josh May 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I thought it was really cool. I liked the black smith shop. It was cool when he made a triangle. I learned so much. THANK YOU!

Tyler May 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I liked the blacksmith shop I loved to watch the blacksmith make the metal bend into a triangle. I also liked Herbert Hoover’s house it was small but it was great to learn about. Thank you.

avery May 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I thought the blacksmith was really cool because I got to see the iron at a melting temperature

Kelsey May 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Thank you for letting us come to the Herbert Hoover Historical Park, it was really fun and I really liked it. My favorite part was when we got to go in and see and how to properly go inside the church, and why things were where they are and how people acted in the church. I also learned about the cry room and ” Silent Meetings “. Thank you so much for letting us come!!!!!!!! :)

Kyle May 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I absolutely loved this field trip! I learned so much and had a ton of fun. I liked seeing the blacksmith make the dinner bell. The museum taught me so much. I never knew herbert liked to fish that much. This was the best field trip ever!

Michaela May 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm

The Herbert Hoover Museum and Library was TONS of fun!! My favorite part was the blacksmith and seeing his house. It was really neat when the blacksmith formed the metal into a triangle! And I liked when we saw and learned about the house!

Morgan May 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm

The Herbert Hoover Museum was exciting because everything was so realistic! I loved the blacksmith shop and the meeting house and his house and the schoolhouse! Everything! Thanks!

Katherine May 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm

The tour of the house, church, school, and blacksmith were amazing! It’s so incredible that you can actually look at were Herbert Hoover himself was born. It’s incredible to see how people lived back then and left clues for us to unravel one by one. To see the workings of history its self in amazing! You can still see the very house he lived in many years ago is still standing today! It was a great experience!

isaac May 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm

i though it was a very good experience to learn about Herbert Hoover.

Adam May 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I thought the museum was SO COOL! I thought everything was cool.

Ryan May 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

The museum was awesome. Espacily the attic with the World War one uniforms

kendra May 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

i love that u could basically go through his childhood in 1 day! When u r standing on his back porch u can see his grave stone!

Logan May 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Absolutely amazing! My favorite part was when the blacksmith curved the metal. I also liked the quakers church because they liked all races! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sydney May 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I thought the Hover Museum was really interesting! I thought Herbert Hoover’s house was the most interesting. I also enjoyed the view from Herbert Hoover’s grave to his home. I like looking at Herbert Hoover’s grave next to Lou ,his wife, was a great sight. Overall the Herbert Hoover Museum was a great field trip and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to go there.

Connor May 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Hi. I enjoyed the field trip to the museum. I enjoyed the learning about Herbert Hoover`s life. The part I liked about the field trip was the Gift Shop.

Seth May 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Going to the Hoover Museum was awesome. The statue of IRIS THE GODDESS OF LIFE overlooking the Hoover cottage was very cool as it was from Africa. The cottage overlooking the grave site of Herbert Hoover was very cool as we could see the cottage from the grave site.

Maddy May 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

THe Hebert Hoover Museum was so fun. We saw the grave site of him and his wife.We saw a real blacksmith.AND we also saw a church. I went there on a field trip with my class. We saw Hebert’s cottage. And a statue of Isis she is the goodness of life.

Ben May 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

We took a field trip to the Herbert Hoover Library and Museum. We went to the grave, cottage, and blacksmith shop. It was great!

Sarah May 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

When we went there for our class field trip I had a ton of fun! We saw an awesome view of his grave from his house! I loved it and more people should go there.

Aaron May 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I really enjoyed the museum. My favorite part was going to the house. I liked seeing the rag carpets. I also loved seeing the blacksmith make the triangle. If I could I would stay there forever.:]

alex May 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm

The Hoover Museum was awesome because I learned how he helped Belgium. After the war France and Belgium their country was ruined. Herbert Hoover had volunteers rebuild the country and they did it.

Halee May 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I had an awesome time at the Hebert Hoover Museum. We learned were he lived, worked, and went to school. Everything was enjoyable and I learned A LOT. I hope I get to go with my family and friends. I loved everything!!

Elliott May 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

We had a field trip to the Herbert Hoover Museum. I thought it was all fun. :)

Emma May 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Wow! The Hoover Museum was awesome! There were tons of cool things to see there.
I had lots of favorite areas. One was the Quaker
meeting house. There we got to have a one minute meeting!
I also liked the statue of Isis. It was cool to see something that children gave to Herbert.

Christian May 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I thought the Hoover Museum was awesome. I liked his house and his grave.

Katelyn May 26, 2010 at 1:01 pm

The Herbert Hover Museum was an amazement to me because I loved it when we went to the cottage house where Herbert Hoover was born. Also the thing that I liked was that we were on the tour and we saw the dresses that Lou Henry Hoover wore at her wedding.

Maya May 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I REALLY ENJOYED THE TRIP TO THE HOOVER. THERE WERE VERY AMAZING SIGHTS OF HIS HOUSE, HIS DAD’S BLACKSMITH SHOP, AND HIS GRAVE. :-)

Alex May 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm

My experience was incredible. I saw where he was born, where he went to school, and where his grave is. I also saw a gift that Belgium gave him for saving many lives. The gift was Isis, the goddess of life. She is looking at Bert’s birth place and you can see the grave from his cottage. I’d enjoy going there again.

Cole May 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

It was … AWESOME!!!!!!!!!I loved Lou Henrie’s weapon collection.

Nolan June 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

His cottage was good !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mira June 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I loved the whole trip, but my favorite was the
blacksmith was my favorite

Amber June 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I liked his house

Alanna June 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

My favorite part was the qauker place. I think it would also be cool to be a black smith two. I wonder if girls could be a black smith.

tracie June 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

HI!! I really enjoyed coming. OPP’S I forgot to interduce myself I’M TRACIE M. I reallythank you for leting us come. I think you did a wonderfuljob teaching us about herbert. BYE TRACIE M. (MARTINSON)

logan June 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I liked the world war 1 and 2 wepon case,and that he helped people with hunger. every thing was so so great I can’t pick my favrite so every thing rocks!!!!!!!

Evan June 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Thank you for leading us through the museum and Herbert Hoover’s neiborhood. I liked the hool thing but my favorit part was the museum. My favorit fact about Herbert Hoover was that he ask to not get paid while he was president! thank you from Evan.

maddy June 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I think the best thing that I saw was his grave IT WAS AWESOME! Thank you

dylan June 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm

My favorite part was berts birth place … the little cottage!It was so cool!!!

Carsten June 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm

The Herbert Hoover museum was awesome! I want to come again. My favorite part of it was the movie in the museum about Herbert Hoover.

sam June 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm

it was awesome i liked the gun collection

julie June 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I learned that you have to be very quiet in the quaker house.

karen kroemer June 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

It was a delightful trip and well planned. The docent and ranger did an excellent job answering all our questions and sharing with us. Thank you!

Drew June 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Hi .thank you for the touer and the movie about the31Presidnt of theUS

sara levinson June 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

thank you for taching me.
Aout hoover.

michael jasa June 7, 2010 at 11:47 am

it was awsome it was like i was back in time i never thought of that

Molly June 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

That was SO COOL.My favorite part is the blacksmith. I like the Hoover house too! Thanks for letting us come!!!!!!!

Bill June 7, 2010 at 11:51 am

My favorite part was when the blacksmith put the hot metal in the water and let us touch it and it was not a little bit warm. I wished we would of got to see the grave. I still wonder how they got the kids in the school

sean June 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

I loved it Iearned so much.I liked the atifaks.

braden buresh June 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

I loved the blacksmith shop

michael jasa June 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

how do people dp that

braden buresh June 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

cool

michael jasa June 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

this is cool

Steph June 7, 2010 at 11:54 am

I really liked the blacksmith I want to go again!!!

jerry June 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

my favorite thing I saw was the blacksmith it all so was the thing I liked the most

ethan June 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

i loved the school house because you can u can see what it is like i a school back then

katie June 7, 2010 at 11:56 am

it was SO COOL. my favorite part was the blacksmith and has house and school and meeting house it was awsome

Issie June 7, 2010 at 11:56 am

My favorite part was the blacksmith demonstration because we got to see how they think they blacksmith.

Mackanzie June 7, 2010 at 11:56 am

The Museum was really cool. I really liked seeing his house and seeing the Blacksmith. Thank you for letting us visit the Museum.

shane June 7, 2010 at 11:57 am

The black smith shop was my favorite it was so cool how the bar went from 2000 degrees to cold after dipping it in water and to watch him form the bar

michael jasa June 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

the hoover museum was an spectacular place hoover would be proud of you but he is in a better place now

meshake June 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

hi, the hoovers house was awesome,even the museum was cool with the saute too even the roaring twenties

alex June 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

hi thank you for touring the hoover museum..thank you thank you

ThanhasSas June 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

THANK FOR LETING ME IN THE HOOVER MUSEUM IT WAS VARY FUN

Kaitlin June 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I LIKED SEEING THE HOOVER’S HOUSE.

Robert Laue June 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm

It was fun and interesting.

Tucker June 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm

liked to see the blacksmith make something out of metal.

kiersten June 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm

the trip was so cool.i loooooved the black smith shope

Tucker June 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm

liked to see the blacksmith and to see the school houes.

Bill June 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I had a great time at the hoover museum .

Paige June 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm

The museum was fantastic. I liked seeing Hoover’s house and blacksmith shop it was really cool seeing him make a hook. Thank you for letting us see the Hoover museum.

Bill June 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

the hoover house was great and so was the black smith. thank you for letting us come see the hoover museum

alyssa June 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm

All the neat wax sculptures,is what i liked most.
I loved the old flour sacks that were decorated.

katelyn June 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

What i liked the most was the clay skulpshers the most.I had a great day of seeing all the cool adventures he had in his life.

Brittany June 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I like the black smith When he put it in the fire and it melt.

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