• Pink flowers blossom in the garden of a white two-room cottage.

    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Evening Ranger Talks in July

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Date: July 14, 2011
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-7855

WEST BRANCH, IOWA- National Parks are known for their ranger-led programs and activities. This summer, 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, July 20 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, July 28. Meet the ranger at 7:00 p.m. on those evenings to hear some things you may not have known about Herbert Hoover NHS.

On Saturday, July 16 writer M.S. Coe will help kids ages 4 through 6 flex their poetry muscles through creative movement, drawing, reading, and writing at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. "Poetry Sprouts" starts at the visitor center on Saturday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. and will last about one hour. If you are interested in attending, please call (319) 643-2541 before July 16. Parents are invited to stay and participate with their children. M.S. Coe is the Artist-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover NHS until July 20.

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 as an infant.

In 1874, the year Herbert Hoover was born, Ernest Shackleton (an early Antarctic explorer), Honus Wagner (one of the greatest baseball players in history), Harry Houdini (a famous professional magician), and Robert Frost (Pulitzer Prize winning poet) were also born. More...