• An open vista frames two white grave stone and a flag in the distance with a white cottage in the foreground.

    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Death of President Hoover Remembered with Presentation

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Date: September 18, 2012
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541

WEST BRANCH, IOWA- Former President Herbert Hoover died in New York at the age of 90 on October 20, 1964. Five days later he was buried on a knoll overlooking his birthplace in West Branch, Iowa. Thousands paid their respects along the route from the airport in Cedar Rapids as an honor guard transported President Hoover to his burial place at what is now Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. His death offered an opportunity to reflect on his presidency, his long career of public service, and his numerous personal achievements. How did Iowa and the world remember him?

Join park ranger Kristin Gibbs for "In Memoriam: The Death of President Hoover" this October 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. During the hour-long presentation, Ms. Gibbs will share the contents of archival letters, telegrams, photographs, and videos documenting the local and global remembrance President Hoover. Persons who attended or participated in the funeral procession and the burial ceremony are welcome to share their memories and experiences.

There will be no charge to attend the program; regular admission will be charged to visit the museum galleries. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Did You Know?

Black and white photo of Herbert Hoover in retirement.

In Herbert Hoover’s 31-year retirement from the presidency he never had any Secret Service protection. Not until 1965, one year after Hoover died, was lifetime Secret Service protection awarded to ex-presidents. More...