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FREE ADMISSION to the Hoover Library on Saturday 8/4!

Just announced…

As part of the Hoover’s Hometown Days festivities, there will be FREE ADMISSION to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum during operating hours (9-5) on Saturday, 8/4!  Free admission is sponsored by the Hoover Presidential Foundation.

If you haven’t been to the library in a while, or if you’ve been meaning to make it in, Hoover’s Hometown Days will be the perfect time to check it out!  Take a break from the heat and learn about the man himself, Herbert Hoover. 

Hoover-Ball National Championships Increases Prize Pool

The top prize for the men’s and the women’s division champions has increased to $300 this year. They, along with the second and third place finishers will receive individual gold, silver or bronze Olympic-style medals from the Iowa Games, a partner of the tournament. Both men’s and women’s championship trophies have been rebuilt this year and will include plaques dating back to 1988 with the winning team’s name and its players for public display.

Online registration is now open at Hoover-Ball.org until Aug. 30 at $20 per player. Walk-up registration on game day will be $30

New music added for Saturday!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve signed two new bands to play on Saturday!

Jessa and the Reps

At 11am Jessa and the Reps will be performing on the Main Street Stage.  Their hour-long set will feature covers ranging from BB King to Lady Gaga, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Purdy River Band

Head back to Main Street by 2pm to get your bluegrass fix with Chuck Lahr and the Purdy River Band!  They perform mostly original songs in traditional and contemporary bluegrass styles, along with some classic standards.

 

Drive a race car at Hoover’s Hometown Days!

Swing the door open and climb into the cockpit…

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to drive a real race car, come on down to Main Street on Saturday!  From 11am to 3pm, RU Racing will have a race car simulator set up.

These full motion, full size race car simulators feature high definition graphics, surround sound, wind and smoke machines for a full 4-D experience.  This is the most realistic experience you can get, in a fully controlled environment!

RU Racing simulators have been a huge attraction at events and major racetracks all throughout the midwest.  Check out photos and videos at their Facebook page!

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

Smith Studio Jazz is a 20-piece big band playing jazz classics, lesser-known gems, and songs from other genres of popular music. Whether playing a standard jazz arrangement or an improvisational combo piece, the goal is always to have fun while creating a party atmosphere for the audience.  Suzanne Smith directs, while vocalist and emcee Joe Bauer belts out Sinatra signature melodies, plus jazz and blues favorites. Smith Studio Jazz has performed for four years at the Iowa City Jazz Festival!