Third Thursdays

Join us for our Third Thursday Program

On the third Thursday of each month, the Hoover Presidential Foundation and the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum will present a special evening program with speaker reception, free to the public! The receptions begin at 5:30 p.m. and guests will enjoy light appetizers and a choice of beverages. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and usually lasts one hour. Topics vary by speaker and all are family-friendly!

Program Schedule

August 19: The Lafayette Escadrille

August 19, 2021 6 to 7 p.m. Zoom Webinar Speaker: Darroch Greer A century ago 38 Americans from every walk of life volunteered to fly in the First World War. It was their own idea—to fight in the skies to aid our oldest ally, France, long before the United States entered the war. They were willing to pay the ultimate price. They helped move their reluctant nation to ultimately join the Allies and enter the fight. They were the Lafayette Escadrille. We'll hear from the film's director, Darroch Greer. Advance registration is required for this FREE virtual event. REGISTER HERE About the Speaker: Darroch Greer is a documentary filmmaker and historical researcher. He's written and produced documentaries on the Civil War, Native America, and popular culture for Discovery, the History Channel, PBS and VH1.

September 16: Laura Ingalls Wilder

September 16, 2021 6 to 7 p.m. Zoom Webinar Speaker: Laura Keyes Watch this space for details to come. Advance registration is required for this FREE virtual event and will open soon.

About the Speaker: Laura Keyes is a librarian in Illinois. She enjoys researching literary symbolism and is contracted to write a book on that subject! Since 1999, she has been active in community theater in Illinois and Wisconsin, serving on the Board of Directors for Pec Playhouse Theatre more than once. In her non-existent spare time, she is an avid baker and cat enthusiast!

November 18: A Tale of Two Famines

November 18, 2021 6 to 7 p.m. Zoom Webinar Speaker: Robert Zapesochny "A Tale of two Famines" explores the role Herbert Hoover played during the Russian famines of 1921 to 23 and 1932 to 33 from the perspective of the speaker's grandparents who experienced it and were fed by Hoover. Advance registration is required for this FREE virtual event and will open soon. About the Speaker: Robert Zapesochny is a researcher and writer whose has appeared in a range of publications, including Newsmax,The American Spectator, the Washington Times, and The American Conservative. For several years, Robert worked closely with Peter Hannaford, a senior aide to Ronald Reagan, as the primary researcher on four books and numerous columns. Robert graduated with a major in Political Science from the University at Buffalo, and received his Master’s in Public Administration, with a focus in healthcare, from the State University of New York College at Brockport. When he’s not writing, Robert works for a medical research company in Rochester, New York.