Hoover Presidential Library director to discuss Hoover biography at book club

The director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum will discuss a biography of President Hoover with the Presidential History Book Club via live video on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Thomas F. Schwartz, Ph.D., will discuss “Hoover” by Kenneth Whyte with the club at its meeting, which begins at noon. Participation is free, and the event is open to the public.

Participants do not have to have read the book to attend.

In July 2011, Schwartz was appointed by the archivist of the United States as the director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa. Since assuming the post, Schwartz has increased revenues, expanded educational outreach including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Days at the museum and introduced family friendly programs such as the annual “Kites Over Hoover Park.”

He was Illinois State historian from 1993 to 2011 and director of research and collections at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from 2005 to 2011. He received the Ph.D. in history/international relations from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   

The Presidential History Book Club is sponsored by The Fremont Co.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner of the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

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