The corona virus is taking its toll on gathering spaces around the country. In an abundance of caution, several programs, events, and buildings have been cancelled, postponed or closed.
Many other areas are still available and we hope you'll take advantage of these in a safe manner. Please stay healthy and return to the Hoover campus when the time is appropriate for you.


Herbert Hoover National Historic Site - The park grounds are open for walking and hikes. The buildings and Visitor Center are closed to the public.

Hoover Presidential Foundation Offices- The Foundation offices are closed to public traffic but will be staffed and continue to respond to member and donor needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please call 319-643-5327 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for assistance, or use our staff email directory at

3rd Thursday Program: March 19- The public reception and presentation is closed to the public - HOWEVER - we've made arrangements to broadcast the program through Facebook Live at 6 p.m. on March 19. This is the normal time for this event, but you must watch it through your Facebook app. The Hoover Presidential Library will be closed to the public, but again, you may watch the 3rd Thursday program on your Facebook app. MORE DETAILS HERE. The program will play on the Hoover Presidential Foundation's Facebook page, found here:

Following the feed of the program, the audio portion will automatically become available on our podcast site here:


Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum- The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and all museums in the National Archives and Records Administration Presidential Libraries system will also be closed to the public until further notice, starting at the close of business, Friday, March 13. Additionally, all National Archives research rooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
Library staff will continue to serve the public remotely by responding to phone calls, emailed requests to for records, and via History Hub inquiries (
All public events in National Archives facilities nation-wide are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings.
The Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is working with public health officials and other government agencies to monitor and respond to the evolving conditions.
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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site - The National Park Service Visitor Center and facilities are currently closed to the public however park grounds remain open.  You are invited to walk the park and experience the trails on your own.  Download the park app, NPS Herbert Hoover, to explore and learn about the park on your own mobile device.

Bright Star Touring Theatre Performances- All performances in the Figge Auditorium have been cancelled.

Movie: Frozen II at the Figge Auditorium- This event scheduled for March 20 has been cancelled.

First Lady Lou performances- All performances of First Lady Lou have been postponed to a later date, to be announced.

3rd Thursday: April 16 - Public attendance for this program has been cancelled. There is a possibility we will run the program virtually through the Facebook Live app. Watch this site for details.

Kites Over Hoover Park - This event has been cancelled.

*as of 3/17/2020