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Events Calendar 2014

For more information about any of the events listed below please call the Museum at 319-643-5301 or email hoover.webmaster@nara.gov.

There is a new fee policy for special programming and events held at Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum. Programs held in the Figge Auditorium during regular business hours will be free with paid Museum admission. This change will not affect events staged outside the building, Hoover Hometown Days, Summer Movie Nights and Christmas Past.

The Hidden Works of Jay "Ding" Darling
January 25 - March 23, 2014
Pulitzer prize winning American cartoonist - made famous for his political and conservation cartoons.
Author George Nash
March 29, 2014, 11 am
Author George Nash speaking on his newly released book, The Crusade Years, 1933-1955. It recounts Hoover’s family life after March 4, 1933, his myriad philanthropic interests, and, most of all, his unrelenting “crusade against collectivism” in American life.
America's First Ladies
April 19 - October 26, 2014
Celebrate America's First Ladies with an exhibit featuring items from select women who have served in that role. Items on display will include: a suit from Hillary Clinton worn at Nelson Mandela's inauguration, Grace Coolidge's Girl Scout Uniform and a ring of Martha Washington's.
Kites Over Hoover Park
April 26-27, 2014, 10 am - 3 pm
180 Go! is a dedicated team of quad-line stunt kite fliers. They fly their kites in dynamic formations and perform aerial maneuvers--all choreographed to music--providing an experience that engages spectators of all ages. Read more.
FIRST LADIES: Unusual for Their Time
May 3, 2014, 2 pm
Andy Och, a contracted Series Producer for the C-SPAN original series “FIRST LADIES: Influence and Image," will speak in the Hoover Auditorium. Read more.
Eastern Iowa Brass Band
May 26, 2014, 2 pm
Eastern Iowa Brass Band will perform a concert on the front lawn of the Hoover Museum. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In case of inclement weather concert will be held in the Hoover Auditorium.
Eastern Iowa Brass Band
July 4, 2014, 2 pm
.Eastern Iowa Brass Band will perform a concert on the front lawn of the Hoover Museum. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In case of inclement weather concert will be held in the Hoover Auditorium.
Movie Nights
July 9 - August 13, 2014, 7 pm
Museum open from 5 - 8 pm with free admission. Movie begins at 7 pm
Annette Dunlap
July 12, 2014
The Politics of Fashion by Annette Dunlap. The first lady's fashion choices are political - the president is viewed through the lens of his policies and the first lady is viewed through he lens of the image she projects. Dunlap is an independent scholar and North Carolina-based freelance writer and author.
Hoover's Hometown Days
August 1 & 2, 2014
Music, food, children's activities and fireworks!
Photojournalist Matt Herron
August 9, 2014
Photojournalist since 1962, Herron's photographs have appeared in virtually every major picture magazine in the world.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered
September 1, 2014, 11 am & 2 pm
Sarah Uthoff presents a program on Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Hoover Auditorium, The Hoover National Historic Site will lead guided walks through the tall-grass prairie.
Book Talk
September 27, 2014, 2 pm
Betty Boles Ellison, author of The True Mary Todd Lincoln, available Spring/Summer of 2014.
Veteran's Day
November 11, 2014, 2 pm
Speaker Mark DePue, Origins of World War I.
Shakespeare Christmas
November 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Annual holiday exhibit featuring trees decorated with Shakespeare themes.
Christmas Past Celebration
December 5-6, 2014
Horse-drawn rides, music, food, fireplaces, and Santa.
The Signature of Baseball
January 24, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Herbert Hoover and World War I
April 17, 2015 - October 25, 2015
West Branch, I-80 exit 254 The Museum is open from 9-5 daily (closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days). For more information please call (319) 643-5301.


Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
P.O. Box 488
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358