Temporary Exhibits

Permanent Galleries

Exhibit App

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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 50 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.

Online Exhibits

World War I Belgian Embroidered Flour Sacks

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

Christmas With the Hoovers