The museum is about 45 minutes from our house and we got there mid-morning. The museum wasn't very crowded and we did the main Hoover history portion followed by their traveling exhibit about The Mob in the 20s.
I am further convinced after a second visit to the museum, that Hoover was a really upstanding man with a good heart. He was a President who would have been revered I think, had the stock market not crashed. He was dealt a bad hand and did the very best he could. He really had a good heart. I wish someone like him was running right now.
Then we headed outside for the remainder of the national historic site. It includes the Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage, blacksmith shop, Friend's meetinghouse, school, other historical homes that aren't open to the public and the Presidential grave site. It's idyllic and wonderful. If I ever had a lot of money I would do a wandering production of The Music Man and perform it using the different areas in the areas
The setting was wonderful for taking some pictures. We had a little lunch and then we looped the museum again to see more of it. We kind of had to keep moving the first time through (and the second) as it isn't really geared towards children but it was fun nevertheless.
We went back to "the little white house" (birthplace cottage) because that was what C liked the best and then we headed home. There was a brass band concert starting shortly after we were leaving and the parking lot and grounds were getting crowded, and the kids were getting precariously past nap time and they were hot to boot.
It was a great educational family outing and I am so thankful to the men and women in our armed forces who have given their lives in service. Without their great sacrifice I wouldn't have had this special day with my loves.