Chautauqua Tent… Returning this year!

It is noble to teach oneself; it is nobler to teach others – and less trouble. –Mark Twain

The National Park Service and Hoover Presidential Foundation are bringing back the popular Chautauqua Tent for 2018!  Located across from the Birthplace Cottage, the tent features educational programming for all ages.

Abraham Lincoln

We’re happy to welcome back Michael Krebs as Abraham Lincoln!  Michael has played Lincoln in a variety of capacities, for educational programs and even appearing in videos.  Check out more photos and videos at the With Lincoln website or Facebook!  Abraham Lincoln will be presenting at 11:30 on Saturday.

Mark Twain

This year’s Chautauqua Tent will also feature Mark Twain, presented by Warren Brown.  Warren Brown does a variety of Mark Twain programs for all ages.  Check out more of what he has to offer at his website or Facebook.  Mark Twain will be at the tent at 1:30 on Saturday!

Smith Studio Jazz with Suzanne Smith

In the spirit of the Chautauqua movement, there will also be a music program at our tent this year!  Smith Studio Jazz started in 2009 when two musicians started meeting with Suzanne Smith to work on jazz improvisation.  More friends joined and the band grew, and now they perform real music with a full lineup of experienced musicians!  Check them out on Facebook here and during HHTD on Saturday afternoon at 3:00.

NEW entertainment for 2018… Hanson Family Jugglers!

The sun is shining (finally) and that means it’s time to start looking forward to Hoover’s Hometown Days!  This year we’re excited to announce an all-new addition to our entertainment lineup… the Hanson Family Show!

Mark Hanson is a two-time Guinness World Record holder for speed juggling, and his daughter, Christa, is a national unicycle champion.  Combining their talents, Mark and Christa–along with the rest of their family!–put on an exciting and interactive show.  Kids can volunteer for a chance to survive the Juggling Tornado of Doom or take part in juggling lessons and balance challenges after the show.

The Hansons visited the public library in 2016 and the program was a huge hit.  It will be exciting to see what they can do on those giant unicycles without the limitations of library ceilings!

The show will be on Saturday at 12:30, on/around the Main Street Stage.

2018 Hoover’s Hometown Days

Youth having fun at Hoover's Hometown DaysMark your calendars for this year’s Hoover’s Hometown Days!  Coming August 3rd and 4th, 2018, Hoover’s Hometown Days will again offer fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages. 

More information will be provided through the spring and summer as we confirm performers, activities, and events.  You can keep up here or follow us on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/HooversHometownDays/

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to help out as part of the event!