Exhibits

March 13, 2020

We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at hoover.library@nara.gov. Please check our website or archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

Exhibits
 

Temporary Exhibits  
Viva Hoover! The 1928 Goodwill Tour

November 16, 2019, on display until January 3, 2021.
An exhibit highlighting the Goodwill Tour in Latin America that president-elect Herbert Hoover took in 1928. 

The trip was deemed a call of friendship in which president-elect Herbert Hoover visited with officials from Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. The trip was to symbolize the friendly visit of one good neighbor to another. 

The exhibit will contain gifts, artifacts, photos and film footage from all of the stops on the trip. As well as showcase time spent aboard the USS Maryland and USS Utah. Read more.

 

Online Exhibit

Conquering World Hunger
Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and the Food Crisis After World War II

 

Permanent Galleries
The Hoover Story

Visitors to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum begin their tour of the permanent galleries in a rotunda area where a 16 foot red granite map of the world contains 57 brass sheaves of wheat – one in every country where Herbert Hoover fed people. Eight foot glass etched portraits mounted on the rotunda walls depict “the Great Humanitarian” from West Branch at the start and near the end of his fifty years of public service.

The exhibits in the Museum galleries tell the life and times of Hoover from his birth, to his life as an engineer, Secretary of Commerce, President of the United States, and his post-presidential work.  Select the photos below to further explore the exhibits.