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Hoover Museum Welcomes Lincoln July 4

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WEST BRANCH (KWWL)

July 4, 2009, will mean a day of special activities at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum and Library in West Branch. The day will feature two free band concerts, and a visit from President Abraham Lincoln. The Hoover Library and Museum announced the July 4th events in the following press release:

"An Old Fashioned Independence Day" is the theme of a free celebration on Saturday, July 4th at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum. Patriotic music by the Marengo Civil War Band and a dramatic performance by Lance Mack as President Abraham Lincoln will be featured during the day.

All activities will take place in the auditorium of the Hoover Museum. The program will begin at 1:30 with music from the Marengo Civil War Band and will be followed by a single performance of "President Lincoln" delivering selections from his most noteworthy speeches. The entire program will last a little over an hour. The band will take the stage a second time at 3 pm while President Lincoln is meeting with visitors and posing for photographs.

Visitors on the 4th may also tour the new temporary exhibit, "Iowa, A to Z," a unique look at the Hawkeye State through alphabetical themes from "American Gothic" to "Zoology." It's a delightful look at what it means to be an Iowan!

The two band concerts and the single Lincoln presentation are free; however, regular admissions fees will be in effect if you wish to see the exhibits.

The Hoover Museum, located in West Branch, Iowa just off I-80 at Exit 254 is open daily from 9-5 pm. Performances in the auditorium on the 4th of July are free. For more information please call 319-643-5301 or visit our website at: www.hoover.archives.gov .

Online reporter:  Ron Steele

rsteele@kwwl.com

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