Viva Hoover! The 1928 Goodwill Tour

Opening November 16, 2019, on display until August 23, 2020.
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.


A Merry Hoover Christmas

November 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Herbert Hoover was at home on six continents. As a young mining engineer, Herbert Hoovers travels spanned the globe. Later, as the "Great Humanitarian," he directed food relief in more than three dozen nations. Not surprisingly, he and his family experienced Christmas in a wide range of settings. Panels in the Hoover galleries will tell some of the ways the Hoovers celebrated the holidays. Read more.


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.