George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Welcome to the official page for archives & research at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Visit our website at www.bush41library.org

The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. We accomplish this mission by offering rich educational and public programs, original museum exhibits and access to our archival holdings.

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Check out our newest education video. This video runs elementary students through our student-centric Bush News premier ...
10/15/2020

Check out our newest education video. This video runs elementary students through our student-centric Bush News premier program.
Students will deepen their knowledge of the Persian Gulf War and the Berlin Wall. http://ow.ly/2Aeh50BTz6o

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the jacket from Country Jo...
10/15/2020

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the jacket from Country Joe McDonald from 1969. Joe McDonald was a Navy veteran and wore this Army field jacket onstage.

Barbara Bush Foundation
10/14/2020

Barbara Bush Foundation

Barbara Bush once said, "If more people could read, write, and comprehend, so many of our social problems would be solved." When you support adult and family literacy, you support the wellbeing of communities across the country. Donate today at https://buff.ly/2WM5gwb

10/13/2020
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i45NOW

WWII TORPEDO BOMBER PAYS TRIBUTE TO GEORGE AND BARBARA BUSH

ELLINGTON AIRPORT, TX
October 2, 2020

The sound of thunder rolled onto the ramp at Lone Star Flight Museum this morning (Friday, October 2, 2020) as a freshly-restored TBM Avenger “came home” to Houston and the Lone Star Flight Museum.

The Torpedo Bomber of the WWII era underwent a year-long restoration, and has been painted with the squadron markings of then US Navy LTJG George HW Bush, including the name “Barbara III” under the cockpit. The late president was shot down in this type aircraft during a mission in the south Pacific during WWII.

Neil and Pierce Bush, son and grandson, respectively, of the late George and Mrs. Bush attended the unveiling. Also present was James Ravella, Vice President of Education and Outreach for the Gary Sinise Foundation, a major sponsor of the aircraft restoration.

Particular emphasis was placed on the WWII veterans in attendance. These members of “The Greatest Generation” were honored for their service to the United States and the world. One of these was Bob Wehnert, a B-24 crewman during WWII and steadfast volunteer at the museum.

The TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber now takes its place as a flagship of the already impressive fleet at the Lone Star Flight Museum. The facility is home to the Texas Aviation Hall of fame, into which both Presidents Bush were inducted.

#OTD in 1989 President Bush met with Yugoslav Prime Minister, Ante Markovic, in the Oval Office of the White House. Phot...
10/13/2020

#OTD in 1989 President Bush met with Yugoslav Prime Minister, Ante Markovic, in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

#OTD in 1989 First Lady Barbara Bush waves to the crowd as she marches in the Columbus Day Parade in Chicago, IL. Photo ...
10/09/2020

#OTD in 1989 First Lady Barbara Bush waves to the crowd as she marches in the Columbus Day Parade in Chicago, IL. Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the Hat and Tour Jacket of...
10/08/2020

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the Hat and Tour Jacket of Ronnie Van Zant of the band Lynard Skynyrd from 1975.

Join us on October 22 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for Chemistry Road Show 2020 with Dr. Jim Pennington. He will ignite i...
10/05/2020

Join us on October 22 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for Chemistry Road Show 2020 with Dr. Jim Pennington. He will ignite imaginations and engage students using chemistry demonstrations with fire, explosions, weird polymers, and super cold materials. This year’s program will take place live on our page. https://bit.ly/2HYWXIa

George and Barbara Bush Foundation
10/02/2020

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

Statement by George and Barbara Bush Foundation Interim CEO Andrew H. Card, Jr. on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are Stevie Wonder's sunglasse...
10/01/2020

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are Stevie Wonder's sunglasses and harmonica circa 1975.

09/30/2020
George and Barbara Bush Foundation

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

Listen Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-the-best/id1488390325 Be sure to subscribe, rate and review!

In a special family episode of "All the Best," host Sam LeBlond is joined by his uncle, the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush. Listen as the two discuss President Bush's path to service (as only the second son of a President to ever become Commander in Chief), advice he would give to others interested in public service, his take on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, his love of painting, and the most difficult decision he had to make as President.

#OTD in 1991 First Lady, Barbara Bush, with her granddaughter, Ashley Bush, in Orlando, FL. Photo Credit: George Bush Pr...
09/30/2020

#OTD in 1991 First Lady, Barbara Bush, with her granddaughter, Ashley Bush, in Orlando, FL. Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum"

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a fragment from the Berlin...
09/29/2020

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a fragment from the Berlin Wall. The wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989.

George and Barbara Bush Foundation
09/25/2020

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

Our 11th Annual Vintner Dinner is going virtual on November 12! For the first time, no matter where you are in the world, you can join us for an uplifting evening filled with fine wine and friendship! You must register to participate by Friday, October 9.

The program, hosted by Tanji Patton, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and Host & Producer of Goodtaste with Tanji, will include exclusive winemaker interviews, appearances of three acclaimed chefs, and an online auction that will include a variety of fine wines and unique items collected throughout the lives of President and Mrs. Bush.

For details or to register, visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/vintnerdinner/

#OTD in 1991 President Bush had lunch with Secretary Lynn Martin, Governor John Sununu, and Edith Holiday.  (L to R)  Go...
09/25/2020

#OTD in 1991 President Bush had lunch with Secretary Lynn Martin, Governor John Sununu, and Edith Holiday. (L to R) Governor Sununu, Secretary Martin, President Bush, and Edith Holiday. Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

09/24/2020
George and Barbara Bush Foundation

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

Listen Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-the-best/id1488390325 Be sure to subscribe, rate and review!

"All the Best" host Sam LeBlond sits down with MLB World Series Champion, Washington Nationals First Baseman, Ryan Zimmerman. Listen as the two discuss Zimmerman's career, his involvement with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the creation of the ziMS Foundation, which focuses on finding new ways to treat and cure multiple sclerosis. Ryan also shares more details on his new "Pros For Heroes" COVID-19 relief benefiting our frontline workers.

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is Madonna's jewelry and shoe...
09/24/2020

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is Madonna's jewelry and shoes from 1984. She wore some of these pieces on the cover of the album Like a Virgin and in the music video for the single.

Meet Ike
09/24/2020
Meet Ike

Meet Ike

“I come from the very heart of America.” – Dwight Eisenhower, June 12, 1945 At a time when the world fought to overcome tyranny, he helped lead the course to victory as the Supreme Allied Commander…

George and Barbara Bush Foundation
09/24/2020

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

On Oct. 2, the fully operational TBM repainted in honor of President George H.W. Bush's WWII Aircraft returns to the Lone Star Flight Museum! The year-long restoration process was graciously underwritten by The Gary Sinise Foundation, The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, Museum Board Member James Bath and Joe Cialone.

Details: https://www.lonestarflight.org/avenger-set-return-fully-restored

Barbara Bush Foundation
09/20/2020

Barbara Bush Foundation

Today marks the start of National Adult Education and Family Literacy week. Our founder, Barbara Bush, once said, "The American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. If we don't give everyone the ability to read and write, then we aren't giving everyone an equal chance to succeed." Learn more about our mission at https://buff.ly/2IrPka0 #AEFLWeek

Join historian and former attorney Thomas Borcher for a Facebook Live presentation today at 10:00 a.m. CST. His presenta...
09/18/2020

Join historian and former attorney Thomas Borcher for a Facebook Live presentation today at 10:00 a.m. CST. His presentation looks at our United States Constitution from the perspectives of George Washington to George H. W. Bush. http://ow.ly/MBlh50BfVHs

George and Barbara Bush Foundation
09/17/2020

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

Listen Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-the-best/id1488390325 Be sure to subscribe, rate and review!

All the Best host Sam LeBlond sits down with June Scobee Rodgers, the inspiring widow of Commander Dick Scobee — who was one of the seven space pioneers to perish in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy. Listen as June reveals the comfort that then-Vice President George H. W. Bush offered the families of the Challenger crew during that traumatic time and how it led to the establishment of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Today, there are Challenger Centers focusing on STEM education operating in 27 states and on three continents! Sam and June also chat about First Lady Barbara Bush and her ongoing support for this groundbreaking program that has touched over 5.5 million students around the world over the last 30 years.

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit are the lyrics "Right Here, Right Now" written by Mike Edwards an...
09/17/2020

This week's feature from our Louder Than Words exhibit are the lyrics "Right Here, Right Now" written by Mike Edwards and recorded by Jesus Jones.

Just a bit of a correction. The Bush Library and Museum is still closed and will not be giving away pocket-sized Constit...
09/16/2020
Texas A&M Honors Constitution Week With Dialogues And Activities - Texas A&M Today

Just a bit of a correction. The Bush Library and Museum is still closed and will not be giving away pocket-sized Constitutions on Sept. 17. We do have a Facebook Live Constitution program on Friday, September 18, at 10:00 a.m. CST.
https://today.tamu.edu/2020/09/15/texas-am-honors-constitution-week-with-dialogues-and-activities/

The week celebrating the signing of the Constitution features KAMU-TV programming, lectures and informational virtual events from across the university.

09/16/2020
George and Barbara Bush Foundation

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

Thursday, September 17th at 1:30 pm Eastern, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation together with the The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University will host a new virtual program called “Looking Forward: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War” featuring the world’s leading authorities discussing the realities of what it will take to address the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the complex issue of vaccines.

The hour-long program, which will be shown on the Foundation’s website www.georgeandbarbarabush.org and here on our page, will feature moderator Dr. Martin J. Murphy, Jr., the Bushes’ close friend and recently named Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Alliance for COVID-19 Data Research, in conversation with three of the top minds grappling with the pandemic and vaccines at the global level:

- Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director, The Wellcome Trust
- Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO, The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
- Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, The World Health Organization

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1000 George Bush Dr W
College Station, TX
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Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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(979) 691-4000

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The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University, operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. We accomplish this mission by offering rich educational and public programs, original museum exhibits and access to our archival holdings.

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