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Events Calendar 2017

For more information about any of the events listed below please call the Museum at 319-643-5301 or email hoover.webmaster@nara.gov.

Programs held in the Figge (Hoover) Auditorium during regular business hours will be free with paid Museum admission.

America's Road:
The Journey of Route 66
January 28 - March 26, 2017
Visitors will go on a geographical and historical tour of this iconic highway. This is a traveling exhibit from NRG! Exhibits.
Lou Henry Hoover's Birthday
March 29, 2017
Celebrate First Lady Lou Hoover's birthday! View the newly discovered color home movies of President Hoover and his family beginning at 9:30 repeated on the half hour with the last showing at 3:30. Girl Scout cookies will be served.
Kites Over Hoover Park
April 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Annual kite day featuring the kite performance team, 180 Go!. Rain date is April 23.
C-SPAN'S American Presidents:
Life Portraits
May 13 - October 29, 2017
A presidential portrait exhibit created by C-SPAN. Portraits by Chas Fagan and biographical sketches and objects from all of the U.S. presidents.
Eastern Iowa Brass Band
May 29, 2017
2:00 pm
Free outdoor concert by British style brass band. Bring your lawn chair.

Presidential Partnerships
A Conference
June 3, 2017

Herbert Hoover's Relationship with Wilson, Coolidge, Truman and Eisenhower. Speakers will include Timothy Walch, George H. Nash, Ross A. Kennedy and Lisa Payne Ossian.

Eastern Iowa Brass Band
July 4, 2017
2:00 pm

Free concert and reading of the Declaration of Independence. Village Green, West Branch, IA
Author Talks
August 5, 2017
1:30 pm

Authors Christine Woodside, Libertarians on the Prairie, and David Davenport, Rugged Individualism, will present talks.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered
Sept. 4, 2017

Storyteller Marie Tschopp will present, Mary Ingalls: The College Years.

Tales of the Sea
Nov. 18 - Jan. 7, 2018

An exhibit of Christmas trees.

West Branch, I-80 exit 254 The Museum is open from 9-5 daily, closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days. For more information please call (319) 643-5301.


Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
P.O. Box 488
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358 | 319-643-5301