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Hoover Wore Many Hats Hoover Wore Many Hats, an interactive game for children of all ages. Play the game.
Hoover's Cross-Country Adventure Hoover's Cross-Country Adventure, drive your car across the USA by answering state trivia. Have fun and learn along the way! Play the game! (This game works best with Macromedia's Flash Player. Download the free Flash Player from Macromedia.)

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President Hoover and Mrs. Hoover in front of the portico of the White House, 1931. 1931-A41A

The President and Mrs. Hoover in front of the portico of the White House, 1931.

The Hoover Library & Museum enables visitors to experience for themselves the many sides of Iowa's only president:

  • The permanent galleries begin with Hoover's boyhood in Iowa and continue on to the Waldorf Towers in New York where he spent the final years of his life.

  • The Quarton Gallery offers exciting temporary exhibits relating to American history.

  • In the Hoover Library people of all ages can learn about President Hoover's life and career. Using manuscripts, photographs and oral histories, one can learn the stories of our history.


Front doors to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

The entrance to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum.

The Hoover Museum sits on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site where visitors can tour:

  • Mr. Hoover's birthplace cottage
  • a blacksmith shop
  • Quaker Meeting house
  • the gravesite of Mr. and Mrs. Hoover
Herbert Hoover's Birthplace Cottage
Herbert Hoover's Birthplace Cottage
Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's Gravesite
Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's Gravesite


News and Events

Along the Iron Curtain

Along the Iron Curtain: Germany's Cold War Frontier January 26 - March 24, 2013

An exhibit featuring uniforms, photographs and memorabilia from the Berlin Wall and Germany's inner border.


Presidents Day Celebration
February 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Former Director Timothy Walch speaking about the Hoover biography project and the final book - The Life and Times of Herbert Hoover: Keeper of the Torch, 1933-1964, by Gary Dean Best. The book will be available for purchase. Also featured - impersonator Carl Christensen as Herbert Hoover.

The Berlin Tunnel Operation: A Cold War Intelligence Triumph
March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Retired CIA officer, Lou Mehrer, will be the speaker for this program.

Iowans and the Civil War: The Western Theater
April 20 - October 27, 2013

An exhibit on the experiences that Iowa and the other western states had during the Civil War. This exhibit features the copy of the California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Senate version of the Thirteenth Amendment.

Kites Over Hoover Park
April 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

180 Go! Kite Performance Team will perform precision aerial maneuvers an dynamic formations against a backdrop of popular music. Bring your kite and join us!

Eulenspiegel Puppets and Music Workshop
April 28, 2013, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

At 1:30 the Puppets will present Freedom Star; Gertie's Journey on the Underground Railroad. 2:30 -a Music Workshop featuring the history of American music. Both programs are free and for children.

George Washington's Copy of the Acts of Congress
July 30 - August 11, 2013

George Washington's personal copy of the Acts of Congress will be on display at the Hoover Museum from July 30 - August 11, 2013.

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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
P.O. Box 488
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358