Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Announces 2009 Artist-in-Residence
Program As New Artwork Is Unveiled
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site seeks writers,
composers, and visual and performing artists for the park’s 2009
Artist-in-Residence program. The Artist-in-Residence program is open to all
professional American artists whose work can be inspired by the history and
beauty of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The park offers two
residencies each of two to four weeks from May through September. For more
information about the Artist-in-Residence Program and how to apply, contact
Adam Prato at or visit the park’s website: www.nps.gov/heho.
The 2008 Artist-in-Residence program featured photographer Linda Staats and
radio dramatist Will Anderson. Each artist donated artwork created during
their residencies this summer. Ms. Staats’ photograph “First Light on the
Prairie” is on display at the Visitor Center along with works from past
Artists-in-Residenc e. Dr. Anderson’s radio drama script “The Son of West
Branch, America’s Great Humanitarian” is available on the park’s website:
www.nps.gov/ heho. The script is in the public domain and may be used for
production. Please contact Adam Prato at (319) 643-7855 if you are
interested in producing it.
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the are in at exit 254 of I-80. Both are
open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please
allow extra time to find a parking space.