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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Hoover Summer Day Camp in West Branch, Iowa Offers Kids a Chance to Investigate Nature and History

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Date: February 23, 2012
Contact: Delene McConnaha, (319) 643-5327

WEST BRANCH, IOWA- Does your family consider themselves great detectives? This summer is your chance to prove it! The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association invites children ages 9 to 12 along with their parents, grandparents, or guardians, to investigate as they explore the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. As detectives for the day, children and their families will search for clues and uncover mysteries at the Presidential Library and Museum and in the tallgrass prairie at the National Historic Site.

Registration is required for the Hoover Summer Day Camp. Families may select July 11, July 18, July 25, or August 1, 2012 as one of the dates to attend, by no later than the Friday before. Activities last from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration costs $10.00 per participant or $20.00 per group (for up to 3 participants). Registration fees must be paid in advance. For more information or to register contact Delene McConnaha at (319) 643-5327.  

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. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

NOTE: The registration deadlines and fees were corrected on February 28, 2012.

Did You Know?

Black and white photo of Herbert Hoover as an infant.

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