News and Events

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.

 at the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

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.

 

Distance Learning Programs

In our effort to continue providing educational opportunities to children despite the COVID-19 our Education Specialist, Elizabeth Dinschel, will be hosting Distance Learning presentations through the Zoom platform for families with kids who are not able to attend school. These presentations are built for various age groups covering a variety of history and political topics.

Register for all programs here: https://forms.gle/djPUJDB9KWco4HKw7

Distance learning sessions will be interactive and hosted with Internet 2's Community Anchor Program on the Zoom platform. If you do not want your child to be seen, you can turn the camera off. You may log in as a class, or individual students can log in using the link that will be provided. Sessions will also be streamed from https://www.facebook.com/PresidentialPrimarySourcesProject/.

Grades Preschool - 3

Presidential Reading Program

March 30, 2020

1:00 p.m. CT

This 30-40 minute presentation features reading of three large format books about the Presidents, interaction for active reading, and one or two crafts depending on time constraint. Children will be able to identify a handful of Presidents, the White House, and learn some fun facts about the office of the President.

 

Grades 4-7

Herbert Hoover & the Hoover Dam

April 1, 2020

1:00 p.m. CT

This is a 30-40 minute presentation available via Zoom. We will go over how the Hoover Dam works, Herbert Hoover's role, as well as the controversy that came from naming it.

 

Grades 9-12

Segregation & a Controversial White House Tea Party

April 3, 2020

1:00 p.m. CT

This 45-minute presentation will cover segregation and the political and social ramifications that resulted from First Lady Lou Hoover's 1929 tea party. We will use political cartoons, newspapers, memoirs, and oral history interviews as sources during this presentation.

 

Grades Preschool-3

Article II - For Kids!

April 6, 2020

1:00 p.m. CT

This 30-40 minute presentation will ask kids questions like: What does a president do? How much money does a president make? How do we get a president?

 

Grades 4-7

Reorganizing the Executive Branch

April 8, 2020

1:00 p.m. CT

This 45-minute presentation will cover the different ways Herbert Hoover contributed to the streamlining of the Federal government before, during, and after his presidency.

 

Grades 9-12

Herbert Hoover & the Bonus March: Presidential Blunder

or Necessary Action?

April 10, 2020

1:00 p.m. CT

In this 1-hour presentation, we will discuss the Bonus March and Herbert Hoover's presidential decision-making during it.