News and Events

 at the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Collaborating Collectors: Herbert and Lou Hoover
May 18 - Octbober 27, 2019
An exhibit of rarely displayed, unique personal items belonging to the Hoovers. Most people collect something, and Herbert and Lou Hoover were no different. The Hoover’s collections are made of up things they purchased or began collecting while traveling abroad, domestically, or from just around the corner. Rarely seen items on exhibit include: Chinese blue and white porcelain pairs, Southwestern art, furniture, Belgian flour sacks, paintings, and pieces of Mrs. Hoover’s jewelry. 


Sunday, May 26, 2:00 p.m.
Who is Buried at Arlington Cemetery?
Program in the Museum auditorium by Thomas Tudor.

Monday, May 27, 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Iowa Brass Band
West Branch Village Green
Free outdoor concert.


Written in Stone: The Rosetta Stone Exhibit, Canceled
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum’s planned Rosetta Stone exhibition has been canceled. In the course of preparing the exhibit, questions were raised about the authenticity of some of the items that were loaned to the Hoover Library and Museum by the Origins Museum Institute for the exhibition.  Due to these questions, we believe the responsible step was to cancel this exhibition. We look forward instead to an exhibit our staff was already preparing, “Collaborative Collectors: Herbert and Lou Hoover,” opening on May 18 and running through October 27, 2019.