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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.


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.   READ MORE

June 8, 2022 Op/Ed by Congressman Dave Loebsack

Opinion: Donate to help preserve the legacy of Iowan Herbert Hoover

As a native Iowan, former Cornell College political science professor, and, finally a seven-term Democratic congressman representing southeast Iowa, I take great pride in the fact that little more than 30 minutes from my home in West Branch is the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. . .  READ MORE

June 26, 2022 Op/Ed by Emily Schmitt

Opinion: It is Time to Reignite Iowa’s Pride in Herbert Hoover

Iowa nice.

You ready to find yours?

It is time to reignite Iowa’s pride in Herbert Hoover.


Oct. 7, 2022 State-wide news release from Governor Reynolds

Destination Iowa grants $5 Million to Renovation

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum will receive a $5 million grant toward a $20 million renovation project of the museum space. It has been 30 years since the museum had a major renovation.
The ‘Destination Iowa’ grant was issued by the state’s economic development agency through a program that promotes tourism. The $100 million Destination Iowa program, according to the state, “invests in transformational projects that will bolster the quality of life in Iowa communities and attract visitors and new
residents.” Destination Iowa funds were made available to the state from the Federal ARPA program.


Oct. 11, 2022 State-wide news release

MidAmerican Energy Announces $1 Million Gift

Kelcey Brown, CEO of MidAmerican Energy Company, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway Energy family, took the stage during the annual Hoover Presidential Foundation Celebration Banquet last Friday to announce their gift to the Timeless Values | Modern Experience campaign for the renovation of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum in West Branch.
“We are proud to be among the supporters of this campaign,” Brown stated.


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)

CLICK HERE for photos from the April 29, 2022 Kick-Off Event in West Branch.