President Herbert Hoover http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowans in the White House http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-white-house <p>During the American Revolution future first lady Abigail Adams melted down the family pewter to make bullets.&nbsp; The bullet mold she used will be on display at the <a href="http://www.hoover.archives.gov/">Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum</a> from <span class="introsm">April 19-Oct. 26, 2014, as part of the </span>museum's new exhibit, America’s First Ladies.<span class="introsm"> </span></p><p><span class="introsm">Host </span>Charity Nebbe, gets a preview of the exhibit with curator Melanie Weir and historian Elizabeth Dinschel.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:27:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 39270 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans in the White House Herbert Hoover and a Civil War Exhibit http://iowapublicradio.org/post/herbert-hoover-and-civil-war-exhibit-0 <p>In this encore edition of River to River, listen back to h<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">ost Ben Kieffer's&nbsp;tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum with its Director Tom Schwartz. &nbsp;Schwartz talks about the role of presidential museums and libraries in light of the recent opening of the George W. Bush Library in Dallas. &nbsp;Schwartz also discusses President Hoover himself and the museum’s exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:24:05 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 26993 at http://iowapublicradio.org Herbert Hoover and a Civil War Exhibit Herbert Hoover and a Civil War Exhibit http://iowapublicradio.org/post/herbert-hoover-and-civil-war-exhibit <p>Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;takes a tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum with its Director Tom Schwartz. &nbsp;He talks about the role of presidential museums and libraries in light of the recent opening of the George W. Bush Library in Dallas. &nbsp;Schwartz also discusses President Hoover himself and the museum’s exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. &nbsp;It’s called Iowans and the Civil War: The Western Theater. Thu, 02 May 2013 19:02:26 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 20150 at http://iowapublicradio.org Herbert Hoover and a Civil War Exhibit Hoover Dam Turns 75 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hoover-dam-turns-75 <p>It was the biggest shovel-ready, public works project of its time. 75-years ago today, a mammoth dam, named after Herbert Hoover, was dedicated on the Colorado River. It remains, perhaps, the biggest accomplishment in the former Iowan's presidency. Historic audio dates back to 1928.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1807 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hoover Dam Turns 75 Presidents Past http://iowapublicradio.org/post/presidents-past <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Iowa caucuses aside, there is nothing new about presidents and presidential candidates visiting Iowa. It has become a long tradition. The 31st president spent much of his life here. Sounds from the 1940s-70s, recorded in Guthrie Center, Cedar Rapids, Dexter, West Branch, and Des Moines.&nbsp;Thanks to the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1955 at http://iowapublicradio.org Presidents Past