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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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