Our Vision: West Branch will thrive with an eclectic mix of old and new as a desirable visitor’s destination and a place of hometown pride that shows in the vibrant downtown & unique offerings.
Our Mission: To improve the social and economic well being of our community & the historic downtown by:
- Preserving and sharing our history and unique identity.
- Attracting and supporting small businesses.
- Engaging and connecting the community.
A Christmas Past
Friday, December 1st - Saturday, December 2nd
Join us for West Branch’s traditional holiday festival featuring timeless activities throughout Main Street and beyond including horse-drawn carriage and wagon rides, photos with Santa, train display, festival of trees, silent auction, treats around the fire and more!
HERBERT HOOVER'S HOMETOWN
Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States of America (March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933), was born in West Branch on August 10, 1874 to Quaker blacksmith Jesse Clark Hoover and his wife, Hulde Minthorn Hoover.
Hoover’s birthplace cottage, burial plot, and Presidential Library-Museum provide a unique and interesting opportunity to explore history in West Branch, Iowa.
Founded in 1965, this museum has become a depository of local West Branch history and historical objects.