Eclectic Speaker Series

Food will Win the War

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum will present Brian “Fox” Ellis as Herbert Hoover, The Great Humanitarian in the presentation, Food Will Win the War. This event will begin March 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Figge Auditorium and is free with paid museum admission. 

In 1914 Hoover gave up his career as a mining engineer to organize one of the greatest relief efforts in world history - saving millions of people from starvation. As a private citizen Hoover used his personal wealth and engineering skills to convince England and Germany to allow food to be shipped into Belgium, as their supplies were nearly exhausted. When America entered the war he launched one of the largest public service campaigns in American history, “Food Will Win the War”.

Brian “Fox” Ellis  is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, historian, and naturalist. He has worked with The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, The Field Museum and other museums across the country. Fox is the Artistic Director for Prairie Folklore Theatre, a unique theatre company that celebrates ecology and history through original musical theatre productions. He is the author of 16 books including the award winning children’s picture book  The Web at Dragonfly Pond (DAWN Publications, 2006).