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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.

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.
Movie Nights
July 9 - August 13, 2014, 7 pm
Museum open from 5 - 8 pm with free admission. Movie begins at 7 pm. More information.
Three Hats: The Civil Rights
July 22 - Sept. 21, 2014
Photography of Matt Herron on display. Herron has been a photojournalist since 1962, and has had work appear in virtually every major picture magazine in the world.
Hoover's Hometown Days
August 1 & 2, 2014
Music, food, children's activities and fireworks! Read more.
Matt Herron
August 9, 2014, 11:00 am
Photography as Activism: the Photography of Dorothea Lange and Matt Herron

Photojournalist Matt Herron discusses Dorothea Lange's influence on his life and work.
Elizabeth Partridge
August 9, 2014, 2:00 pm
Special Preview Screening of American Masters - Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, hosted by Author Elizabeth Partridge. View a clip here.
Bert & Lou Hoover: The Story of the Hoover Family
August 10, 2014, 2 pm
Archivist Craig Wright presents - Bert and Lou Hoover: The Story of the Hoover Family.
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.

Naturalization Ceremony
September 17, 2014

Candidates will take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America.
Smithsonian museum day live!
September 27, 2014
Free admission for two with a Museum Day live ticket - tickets can be obtained here Museum Day Live.
Book Talk
September 27, 2014, 2 pm
Betty Boles Ellison, author of The True Mary Todd Lincoln.
Readers Theater
October 4, 2014, 2 pm
Ladies First: The Letters of Martha Washington, Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison, performed by faculty members of Wartburg College.
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
Exhibit
The Making of the Great Humanitarian
April 17, 2015 - October 25, 2015
An exhibit on Herbert Hoover and World War I.
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
319-643-5301