The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and
Museum, part of the Hoover National Historic Site, both a center for scholarly research
and a fascinating museum for the entire family. The Library perpetuates for generations to
come the living record of Herbert Hoover’s career of public service. Other highlights
of the Historic Site include the small cottage where Mr. Hoover was born in 1874, a replica
of the blacksmith shop, the Friends meeting house where he worshipped as a boy, the restored
homes of early West Branch, the presidential gravesite where Mrs. Hoover is also buried.
It overlooks the 180 acre park from a gentle knoll. This is Lowell Thomas inviting you
to visit the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum part of the Hoover National Historic
Site. It’s open seven days a week just a quarter of a mile off Interstate 80 in West
Branch, Iowa. So long, until we see you there. If you think you know the Hoover Library and
Museum in West Branch, have we got a surprise for you. Where else can you visit an Australian
mining camp, walk through a World War One warehouse, experience the roaring twenties,
go fishing with a president, or come face-to-face with the Berlin Wall? And that’s just for
starters. So come to West Branch and see the world at the new Hoover Library and Museum.
I’m Margaret Hoover. I invite you to visit the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and
Museum. My great-grandfather was more than just a president. He was born here in West
Branch and led an uncommon life from orphan to engineer to international businessman.
He was known as the Master of Emergencies and the Great Humanitarian. Enjoy the exhibits,
and don’t miss his birth cottage, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, the prairie where he played
as a child, and his gravesite. Experience the many sides of Iowa’s only president
at the Hoover Museum in West Branch.