Iowa's Prairie Heritage on Display April 29 to May 28
Contact: Bonnie Blaford, (319) 643-7866
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Americans and millions of people around the world will sit down to a meal sometime today courtesy of the prairies that once covered much of Iowa. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site invites visitors to experience the story of our prairie heritage through the exhibit “Tallgrass Prairie – Past, Present and Future”; on display at the Visitor Center from April 29 through May 28, 2010. Hands-on displays and interactive components will engage visitors in learning about the prairie landscape and native plant species.
The “Tallgrass Prairie” exhibit was produced by the Iowa Association of Naturalists with funds from the Resource Enhancement and Protection – Conservation Education Program (REAP – CEP), Living Roadway Trust Fund, Pheasants Forever, Iowa Trust for Local Conservation, the Tallgrass Prairie Center – UNI, and Truax Company. REAP is supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resource projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation and more.
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.
Did You Know?
The West Branch Schoolhouse was built in 1853 making it the oldest building at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The town's Quakers also used the one-room building as their first meetinghouse. More...