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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Conference Celebrating Iowa at Hoover Presidential Museum

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Date: October 14, 2009
Contact: Matthew Schaefer, (319) 643-5301

West Branch, Iowa - On Saturday, October 24 th at 1:30 PM , the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum will host the conference Celebrating Iowa! Great Stories from across the Hawkeye State. This event will bring together four eminent Iowa storytellers for a panel discussion of what makes our state unique - its people, its history, and its stories.

Among the presenters, there are decades of Iowa travel, history, and living - many stories to be told, each from the vantage point of someone deeply interested in Iowa. The participants in the panel include:

  • one of Iowa 's eminent historians - Dorothy Schwieder, University Professor Emerita of History at Iowa State University
  • the erstwhile 'Iowa Traveler' - Cary J. Hahn, currently news director for 1450 KMRY Radio in Cedar Rapids
  • Nieman Award winning journalist for the Des Moines Register - John Carlson, his columns cover all aspects of Iowa life
  • the long-time host of Living in Iowa - Morgan Halgren, on Iowa Public Television.

Veteran radio host Roy Justis will serve as moderator.

The conference is being held in conjunction with the Herbert Hoover Museum exhibit, Iowa A - Z. This exhibit highlights our state's impressive features and reviews Iowa 's history, land, weather, animals, people and places of interest.

Join us on Saturday, October 24 th at the Herbert Hoover Museum for what promises to be a memorable event. This conference is open to the public without charge. Please contact the Herbert Hoover Museum at 319-643-5301, or email Matthew Schaefer for more information about registration.

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