Post by Diane Merkel on May 24, 2007 13:07:01 GMT -5
What does Herbert Hoover have to do with Little Big Horn? The answer is what sounds like a very interesting exhibit. I visited the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum years ago and found it very interesting. It is there that I learned the origins of the expression, "Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite."
Hoover Library seeks to answer conspiracy questions
[Museum Director Tim] Walch says [the exhibit] covers a range of topics, some of which have kept people guessing for decades. Walch says the museum curator picked 30 chief questions in American history, like: Who really killed the Lindbergh baby? What really happened at the Battle of Little Big Horn? Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow really kick over a lantern to start the Great Chicago Fire? Should we really blame Herbert Hoover for the Great Depression?
Walch says there are conspiracy theories abounding in our society on everything from Amelia Earhart to Watergate. Walch says: "We'll be successful if, when people come and start reading and say to their partner or family member, 'Come here, take a look at this!' We even have casts from the footprints left by Bigfoot. Our curator says there really is a Bigfoot, but I think it's all hooey. We'll let the public decide when they come to see this exhibit." The Hoover library and museum is open 9-to-5 every day. For more information, visit: "www.hoover.archives.gov".