Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/24/17 10:00 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

In American tradition, beginning in 1933, former presidents are honored with a presidential library and museum which seeks to inform the public about the highlights of their presidency and provides public access to materials, books, and artifacts. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum sits on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa, and is a significant draw for the region.


The museum takes around two or three hours to tour in its entirety. It details Hoover’s presidency, but also his personal life before and after he served America in office. They also frequently host special exhibits focused on a variety of topics, like classic toys or Route 66! There’s something to interest everyone. Bring along the kids when they need an extra dose of learning, perhaps while on a break from school, or invite the history-buff in your life! There’s lots to see and do, and everyone will enjoy getting a peek into America’s past.

Just outside the museum walls you’ll find the Hoover National Historic Site which features Hoover’s birthplace, grave-site, and historical period buildings. Your visit promises to be memorable!

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