Friday, July 25, 2008
West Branch, Iowa
On Thursday morning we drove to West Branch, Iowa to visit the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Yep, there's Susan with yet another dead president. ;-) What an amazing person he was! So many things we take for granted today would not have been possible without Hoover. Also on display was a collection of Caroline Kennedy's dolls that really fascinated Susan. As we left the museum, we visited his birthplace, a tiny two-room cottage in a small Quaker village. His father's blacksmith shop, the school he attended and their place of worship were also on display. It is hard to believe that such a great man came from such humble beginnings.