Aug 20, 2021

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Johnson and Cedar Counties, Iowa, the National Archives and Records Administration has closed the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch beginning Monday, August 23, 2021. We are making every effort to continue providing essential services and respond to inquiries at Our E-Store services are suspended until our staff are able to work on-site. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Read more.

"Every generation has the right to build its own world out of the materials of the past, cemented by the hopes of the future."
- Herbert Hoover, 1944

School Field Trip

Make arrangements for a school field trip, access bus grant information, student activities and programs.

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STEM Education

STEM Days at the Hoover Museum provide a cor-driven approach to learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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National History Day

The Hoover Museum is committed to assisting students with their NHD projects.

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Girl Scouts

First Lady Lou Henry Hoover joined the Girl Scout movement in 1917 and remained involved until the end of her life.

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Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans available for use.

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Rose Wilder Lane & Laura Ingalls Wilder

The collection of the Rose Wilder Lane Papers reside at the Hoover Library. Rose was the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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