By Thomas F. Schwartz Most people would be hard pressed to see any connection between the Renaissance polymath Leonardo Da Vinci and the thirty-first President, Herbert Hoover. The first individual conjures up images of the artist who painted the Mona Lisa while the latter individual is known as “The Great Humanitarian.” Yet much of Da … Continue reading Leonardo Da Vinci and Herbert Hoover: Imperfect Visionaries
By Thomas F. Schwartz W. J. Loring and Herbert Hoover, mining in Australia, Hoover on the left. ca. 1903 November As part of an ongoing exploration of Herbert and Lou Hoover’s connection with the Rosetta Stone exhibit, this blog post examines Herbert Hoover’s brief efforts to revive a turquoise mine in the Sinai Peninsula. The … Continue reading An Explosive Story: Hoover and the Sinai Peninsula Turquoise Mine
By Thomas F. Schwartz Beginning on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and running through October 27, 2019 will be a unique temporary exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum entitled Written In Stone: The Rosetta Stone Exhibit. The exhibit will feature an exact replica made from a cast of the original Rosetta Stone at … Continue reading Herbert and Lou Hoover’s Connection to the Rosetta Stone
Reposted from the Declarations Blog On November 18, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum kicked off the holiday season with the "Tales of the Sea Christmas" exhibit. The exhibit will run through January 7, 2018. Since 1990, the Hoover Museum has presented a decorated tree exhibit every year, beginning with "Christmas Around the World," … Continue reading Tales of the Sea Christmas Exhibit
Hello! Thanks for visiting the Hoover Library-Museum's new blog. We are excited to start sharing some favorite (and obscure) Hoover stories, as well as news and events from the Library-Museum itself. Like all the best meetings, we thought we would kick things off with doughnuts, so settle in with some good coffee and get ready to learn … Continue reading Doughnuts and Doughboys!