One of our traveling goals is to visit all of the twelve Presidential Libraries. (ground was broken for #43’s at SMU in Dallas in November--it will be #13) So far we’ve done Hoover, Truman, Carter, Clinton, and Kennedy. And, of course we’re Californians so we haven’t been to the two in our state: Nixon and Reagan! Our main reason for staying in College Station, Texas was to visit President George H.W. Bush’s Library & Museum which is located on the campus of Texas A&M University.
I particularly like the way it focuses on both his personal and public life.
The special exhibit was one my favorites:
The Heart Truth
Red Dress Collection
Jackie O’s is the only one enclosed in a case
Hundreds of area school children were touring the library. Yes, it was noisy until they left! I had to laugh as I watched the kids climbing on President Bush’s shoulders, poking his eyes, sticking their fingers in his ear and up his nose!
Barbara & George were married in January 1945. This is her dress:
The Gulf War exhibit
A real section of the Berlin wall. I wonder why the “graffiti” is all in English?
President Bush loves to fish so his library has a lake…and he fishes in it!
And it is decorated for Christmas!