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Events Calendar 2016

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

Programs held in the Figge (Hoover) Auditorium during regular business hours will be free with paid Museum admission.

January 31, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Book Talk: Zachary Jack, Corn Poll: A Novel of the Iowa Caucuses
Alaska & The Voyage of Understanding - An exhibit
January 23 - March 27, 2016
Herbert Hoover traveled with President Harding to Alaska in June of 1923. His trip was called the “Voyage of Understanding” - this exhibit explores the Alaskan trip.
The Presidential Parade
February 15, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Archivist Craig Wright will present “The Presidential Parade”,  a fun look at our presidents and the presidential library system.
Claudia McGehee, Book Talk
March 5, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Author and illustrator of the children's book, My Wilderness, An Alaskan Adventure will speak about her book.
Lou Hoover's Birthday Celebration
March 29, 2016
Free Girl Scout cookies in honor of Lou Hoover's birthday.
Ain't Misbehavin'?
The World of the Gangster
April 23 - October 23, 2016
An exhibit exploring the Prohibition Era, 1920-1933 - the time of Al Capone, gangsters, jazz, speakeasies and the G-man.
Kites Over Hoover Park
April 23, 2016
Annual kite flying event featuring 180 Go! Kite performance team. Rain date is April 24.
Eastern Iowa Brass Band
May 30, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Outdoor concert featuring Iowa's only British-styled brass band. Limited seating available - bring a lawn chair.
Julie Frances Miller
June 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
Laura Ingalls Wilder enthusiast, Julie Frances Miller - As an Iowa Farm Girl Thinks: Growing Up on an Iowa Century Farm & the Similarities to Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Eastern Iowa Brass Band
July 4, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Concert featuring Iowa's only British-styled brass band.
Book Talk, Jonathan Eig
August 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
New York Times best selling author,Jonathan Eig, will speak about his book, Get Capone.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered
September 5, 2016 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Author William Anderson will give speak about Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Naturalization Ceremony
September 16, 2016
Outdoor naturalization oath ceremony.
Timeless Toys at Christmas
November 19 - January 2, 2017
Christmas tree exhibit featuring trees decorated with favorite toys!
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