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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Hand-woven tapestry maker Karen Page Crislip working at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Date: August 22, 2006
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541

Hand-woven tapestry maker Karen Page Crislip will be the Artist-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site from September 13 until September 29. Visitors are encouraged to talk with Ms. Crislip as she works at various locations on the site.

 

Karen Page Crislip is from Estes Park, Colorado and has roots in eastern Iowa. She graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1966 and is related to Herbert Hoover. She is a trained and experienced educator eager to share her love of weaving with the public.

 

“I am very excited about returning to Eastern Iowa and seeing what happens to my images when I am focusing on designs in the environment of my early years,” said Ms. Crislip.

 

Karen Page Crislip will give presentations on her work on Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Visitor Center. The presentations will last one hour or more.

 

For additional information on the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Artist-in-Residence Program, e-mail heho_interpretation@nps.gov or write to: Artist-in-Residence Program, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, PO Box 607, West Branch, Iowa 52358.

 

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum are off of I-80 at exit 254 in West Branch, Iowa. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

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