Viva Hoover! The 1928 Goodwill Tour
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.
Coming September 2020
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion
September 12, 2020 - January 3, 2021
This traveling exhibition contains 30 machines that were built after in-depth study of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs by a group of scientists and skilled craftsmen. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the mechanisms are life-sized and most are fully operational. Visitors may touch and set them in motion, combining fun with instruction. 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.