Evening Ranger Talks in August
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541
WEST BRANCH, IOWA-Rangers at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa will offer short 10- to 15-minute talks to visitors enjoying a summer evening in the park. Come and hear "Historic Preservation: Why, How, and What?" on Wednesday, August 3 at the Friends Meetinghouse and "Herbert Hoover's West Branch" at the intersection of the Downey and Penn street traces near the Birthplace Cottage on Thursday, August 11. Meet the ranger at 7:00 p.m. on those evenings to hear some things you may not have known about Herbert Hoover NHS.
Also on those dates, a park ranger will demonstrate the art and craft of blacksmithing in the Blacksmith Shop from 1:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.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?
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...