A plain but substantial dwelling built in 1881 by Jesse Edwards, the Quaker who founded Newberg, is the oldest house still standing in town. Dr. Henry Minthorn bought the house in 1885, and that same year he invited his orphaned, 11-year-old nephew, Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), to leave Iowa and live with the Minthorn family in Newberg. Young "Bertie" came and stayed until 1889, when the family moved to Salem. Bertie went on to become the 31st president of the US (1929-33), and the house is maintained as a museum to him; original furnishings, photographs and Hoover memorabilia are displayed.
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