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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.

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
  • school house
  • the gravesite of Mr. and Mrs. Hoover


America's First Ladies

Kites Over Hoover Park, April 26-27

First Ladies:
Unusual for Their Time

May 3, 2014 at 2 pm

Eastern Iowa Brass Band
Memorial Day & the 4th of July, 2 pm
Outdoor concert by Eastern Iowa Brass Band

Movie Nights
Wednesdays, July 9 - August 13, 2014, 7 pm

Movies shown on Wednesday nights are favorites of First Ladies.

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