Welcome to Hoover Presidential Foundation
The Hoover Presidential Foundation is a nonprofit support group for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa, just east of Iowa City. The Foundation began as the Hoover Birthplace Society in 1939. It is a membership organization which sponsors events during the year, including Hoover's Hometown Days, the annual August celebration of the birth of Herbert Hoover, the only Iowa native to become president. Other events include various weekends throughout the summer.
Members of the Foundation help sponsor special exhibits, building and renovation projects, and scholarships and programs that help bring history alive to students of all ages. Foundation members play an important part in making the Herbert Hoover Library-Museum and National Historic Site an Iowa treasure. CLICK HERE to learn how you can join this esteemed group.
The Hoover Presidential Foundation offices are housed in a 1903-home on the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa, 50 miles west of the Mississippi River, one-half mile north of Interstate 80 at exit 254.
The Foundation works hard to support a variety of exciting programs and events with a small full time staff of five people. We're always looking for volunteers to drive golf carts, help with mailings, assist at events, help with data entry or filing, and many other types of activities. If you'd like to help, please check out our volunteer page!
Please also visit the websites for the Library-Museum and National Historic Site at the links below.