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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Underground Railroad Exhibit Will Be Displayed at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Date: October 5, 2009
Contact: Bonnie Blaford, (319) 643-7866

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Before the Civil War, men, women, and children seeking to escape slavery in the South often sought refuge among Northern abolitionists in Cedar County, Iowa. “Cedar County, Iowa: A Door to Freedom”, an exhibit on the Underground Railroad, is on display at the Visitor Center of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit was produced by a partnership of the National Park Service and the University of Iowa Museum Studies Program.

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.

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