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This article, submitted by Margaret Hoover and former gov. Terry Branstad, appeared in the Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Quad City Times, and other papers statewide beginning December 9, 2021.

A Project all Iowans Can Take Pride In

Iowa values are timeless. But in our divided times, we may need a nudge to remember that Iowans have long embodied honesty, generosity, and altruism.

One of the great symbols of that spirit sits in the humble town of West Branch, Iowa. It’s the birthplace and resting place of Herbert Hoover—the only American President born in Iowa. And it’s about to become a major player in reinforcing Iowa’s evergreen ideals. READ MORE

February 25, 2022 Op/Ed by Dr. Thomas Schwartz, Director,
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Remembering Herbert Hoover

The story of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover can be found at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch. The way in which the story is told is integral to the memories our visitors make during their visit. Our methods of storytelling need to adjust with current technology and expectations. It has been 30 years since our last renovation.

Opening on Hoover’s 88th birthday, August 10, 1962, the former president along with his good friend Harry Truman, dedicated the fourth presidential library and museum operated by the National Archives. The original museum had display cases reflecting the many awards conferred upon Hoover over his long life. Absent was any mention of his family, his childhood or the Great Depression.  READ MORE

Media Files

Jeff Angelo of the WHO Radio’s Need to Know with Jeff Angelo interviews former gov. Terry Branstad about the Hoover Tax Credit program on Dec. 9, 2021.

Doug Wagner of the WMT Radio The Doug Wagner Show interviews former gov. Terry Branstad about the Hoover Tax Credit program on Dec. 10, 2021.

Each of the videos below describe a different aspect of the Timeless Values|Modern Experience campaign. They include questions from audience members participating in the virtual events. As always, contact the Foundation office at 319-643-5327 if you have further questions.
EPISODE 1: Why Renovate? Why Now?  (39 mins)

EPISODE 2: Re-Imaging the Museum  (25 mins)

EPISODE 3: It’s a Process  (16 mins)

EPISODE 4: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Gift (35 mins)

EPISODE 5: The Surprise Benefits of the Hoover Tax Credit (20 mins)

Here are some photos from the April 29, 2022 Kick-Off Event in West Branch.