Herbert Hoover made a lot of discoveries growing up in West Branch. So can your kids. Many things to do at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site are great for families with children. See the schedule of events for what's happening.
Anyone can be a Junior Ranger any time of year by earning an official badge and certificate after completing activities during a visit to the park. Be a Junior Ranger »
School Field Trips
Some volunteer activities, like prairie reconstruction projects, may be appropriate for children of certain ages. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may earn resource stewardship patches by participating in national park programs and volunteer projects. Find volunteer opportunities »
Activities for Home
Make a storyteller to ask questions and get answers about Herbert Hoover's childhood! Download PDF file »
Photo courtesy of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association
Uncommon Student Award
The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award, a scholarship program of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association, annually identifies and honors up to 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design. Be an Uncommon Student »
Did You Know?
Herbert Hoover's birthplace was a tourist attraction as early as 1928. Jennie Scellers, the house's owner, charged 10 cents for tours and set up a souvenir stand on her lawn. More...