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Written by Adam Prato   
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:01

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— On Monday, September 1 a park ranger leads visitors through the reconstructed 81-acre tallgrass prairie at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Join to learn how and why the National Park Service is reconstructing this endangered habitat as part of the landscape commemorating Herbert Hoover's life. The walks begin at the tallgrass prairie observation deck by the gravesite parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The walk is less than a mile and lasts about 60 minutes. Bring water, dress for the weather, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, and insect repellent are also recommended.

Also on September 1, Laura Ingalls Wilder historian Sarah Uthoff will present “In the Kitchen with Laura” at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m inside Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Admission to “In the Kitchen with Laura” is free with paid admission to the museum.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

110 Parkside Drive

PO Box 607

West Branch, Iowa 52358

319 643-2541 phone

319 643-7864 fax

Twitter: @HooverNPS

Facebook: HerbertHooverNHS

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