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Author David Kroese Speaks on Herbert Hoover & National Parks

By October 2, 2019 No Comments

As President, Herbert Hoover increased the area of national parks by 40 percent. David Kroese, author of “The Centennial: A Journey Through America’s National Park System” presents on over twenty parks that Hoover added or enlarged during his administration. The talk begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 in the Visitor Center at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.


To celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial in 2016, Mr. Kroese visited 387 parks in 360 days, traveling through all 50 states and the Caribbean territories. He completed his visits to all national parks in December 2017. His book “The Centennial,” released in January 2019, introduces all 419 National Park Service units, 30 national trails, and over 50 national heritage areas and affiliated sites.


Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and 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

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