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Contact: Byrony Forbes, (319) 643-2541
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site presents a special exhibit, Cuba – Photographs from the Streets of Havana & Vinales. One of the United States closest neighbors, Cuba has been the subject of controversy and curiosity for decades. This exhibit will be available for viewing Saturday, January 6th through Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.
Cuba – Photographs from the Streets of Havana & Vinales, is a collection of photographs taken by 16 artists following the United States’ easing of travel prohibitions in 2016. With contributions from local photographer Diana Borash, these images have been touring the United States and will soon make a stop here in West Branch. “Hoover is widely recognized for his global influence, even if he didn’t travel to the country it remained important to him for a variety of reasons,” said park Superintendent Pete Swisher.
A special reception including Ms. Borash and renowned photographic artist Jeff Johnson from Colorado will be held on Saturday, January 6th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site visitor center. The entire public is invited to come understand first-hand how these images tell the story of a country from which some choose to flee and others find enticing.
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.