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 20: "An Evening with the Presidents"

6 to 7 p.m. Zoom Webinar Featuring Dr. Larry Cook Dr. Laurence Cook will present “An Evening with the Presidents” featuring rare and interesting memorabilia pertaining to each President along with little-known facts and stories about each man and highlighting the friendship between Dr. Cook and President Carter. The Presidents covered in this presentation are: James Buchanan, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, and Jimmy Carter. The presentation also includes a question and answer portion for the audience. Advance registration is required for this FREE webinar. REGISTER HERE.

September 17: A Brief History of Women Sufferage, 1840-1920

6 to 7 p.m. 3rd Thursday Virtual Program Speaker: Karen Kedrowski This year, 2020, marks the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which enfranchised 27 American women. This program will discuss the history of the suffrage movement, including its controversies, Iowans’ roles, and its impact. Advance registration is required. Watch this space for a registration link soon! About the Speaker: [caption id="attachment_625" align="alignleft" width="136"] Dr. Karen Kedrowski[/caption] Dr. Karen M. Kedrowski is Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University. The Catt Center conducts research on women and politics, with a focus on Iowa; and promotes civic engagement. She assumed this role in January 2019. Dr. Kedrowski is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Dr. Kedrowski’s research agenda focuses primarily on women and politics and civic engagement. Prior to coming to Iowa State, she spent 24 years at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she served in many roles, including Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, including serving as a key leader of the University’s civic and voter engagement efforts. She also received Winthrop’s highest faculty honor, Distinguished Professor, in 2011. To learn more about the Carrie Chapman Catt Center, CLICK HERE.

October 15: Hoover and the CRB

6 to 7 p.m. Zoom Webinar Speaker: Jeff Miller, author Jeff Miller was written extensively on the WWI Commision for Relief in Belgium (CRB) and will share his insights into Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts. Watch this space for registration information.

November 19: Laura Ingalls Wilder

6 to 7 p.m. Zoom Webinar Speaker: Sara Uthoff Sara is a local expert on the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder and shares her knowledge on the subject in this one-hour free webinar. Did you know that many of Wilder's papers are stored at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library? Join us to learn what Sara has found in her research. Watch this space for registration information.