Last updated: November 11, 2018
- West Branch, Iowa
- Part of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
- OPEN TO PUBLIC:
"I am that which was and is and
Will ever be, and no mortal has yet
Lifted the veil which covers me"
Inscription on the Statue of Isis, translated from French
The bronze, seven and a half foot tall statue "Isis, Goddess of Life" is the work of Belgian sculptor Auguste Puttemans. It was a gift from the people of Belgium in gratitude for Hoover's famine relief efforts on their behalf during the First World War.