Hoover Presidential Foundation

Promoting and Supporting the Life
and Legacy of Our 31st President

Timeless Values | Modern Experience

This renovation project includes a 25% Iowa State Tax Credit for gifts made by Iowa taxpayers. Learn more by calling the foundation at 319-643-5327 or use the link below to explore this exciting project!

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Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion

Now open through Jan. 2
Advance tickets required and available online.

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion uniquely presents over 20 actual-size working machines, as opposed to miniatures or static displays.  The machines were designed by a modern team of scientists and artisans who used the craftsmanship that Leonardo would have used in his time.

The exhibit is organized into four parts, based on da Vinci’s study of the elements of nature and applied knowledge: earth, water, air and fire.  Highlights include a revolving crane, a full-size glider, a working robot, and four flying machines.  Other da Vinci displays include the hydraulic water saw, the pillar lifter, floats for walking on water, gear-driven machinery and the canon.


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View Available Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

The Hoover Presidential Foundation is proud to offer grants to aid schools and scholars with transportation costs to come to the Hoover campus. We also provide over $50,000 annually in scholarships to Iowa high school juniors and award excellence in public service in the state legislature.

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Join Us During One of Our Upcoming Events

Visit the Hoover campus to enjoy a current exhibit, a game of Hoover Ball, or explore the 180 acre park. Perhaps you’ll join us at the Celebration Banquet or on a member trip to other presidential libraries? There are plenty of exciting upcoming events happening at the Hoover campus.

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Invite Hoover to Speak at Your Next Meeting

The Hoover Presidential Foundation offers a free speaker’s bureau for meetings within 1 hour of West Branch, or anywhere via a virtual platform. Visit our Speaker’s Bureau page for program topics and contact information.

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Volunteer & Play an Important Role in the Foundation

Whether they help every week, a few hours here and there, or just at a single event, volunteers are an important part of the Foundation.

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