What a great, informative place. This was a great stop on our quilt shop trip across Iowa. Returning
A marvelous account of Herbert Hoover's life and career. All in all it gave me a new perspective on the man and caused me to revise my estimate of him considerably. He did a great many significant things, some of them of lasting impact even today. As usual the Parks Department achieves excellence.
The Herbert Hoover Library and Museum was fascinating. Before visiting, I couldn’t have told you who was president at the time of the great depression. The museum devotes a lot of time to his life prior to the presidency and his work with feeding Europe after both world wars and is well layed out. I came away with a greater... More
Having been at this location years ago, a return trip was anticipated. There are so many wonderful things to know about this President that it would be hard to absorbed all of his life in one visit. The staff at the Visitor's Center and the Museum were exceptionally helpful and welcoming. The exhibits are very detailed and given the extent... More
Spent about 2 hours gong thru just the library/museum. Focus more on the man and his life instead of his presidency - not a complaint just an observation. Young kids may get bored - quite a bit of reading - but they might enjoy the grounds/other buildings (although this is a review just of the library/museum).
'm not old enough to remember Herbert Hoover, but when I was a child I remember my mother and grandmothers talking about life under "Hooverism". I never really quite got it. After seeing this library, I think I understand what they were talking about. He persuaded ordinary citizens to do things for others. Not an easy task now days, but... More
This was our fourth visit to a Presidential Museum, others being Lincoln, Hayes, & Harrison. The consensus of our family was that this museum was worth visiting. I enjoyed seeing the parts of the exhibit illustrating Hoover's world travels and the temporary exhibit about the Civil War. There is no tour guide; you walk through the exhibits at your own... More
Located outside of Iowa City, this presidential library might be one of the smallest but gives both an historical and personal viewpoint of Herbert Hoover. His humanitarian efforts continued throughout his adult life and he helped people throughout the world.
This was a great stop and I learned much I never knew about this former president. He accomplished some remarkable things after his presidency. Worth a look.
I have been to this library several times but not for a while. They have renovated and modernized it and it is great. It tells a story about a President that has an uneven reputation among historians and tells his story fairly and honestly. If you read the materials you can learn how he was pretty much acting based on... More
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