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.

#OTD Mrs. Bush reads a book to children at the "All Children's House," New York City, NY. -- February 15, 1990
02/15/2020

#OTD Mrs. Bush reads a book to children at the "All Children's House," New York City, NY. -- February 15, 1990

George and Barbara Bush Foundation
02/14/2020

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

On February 15, 2011 George H. W. Bush was honored by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“This award is the highest that a President can bestow on somebody,” President Bush said in remarks just before the ceremony. “And I am truly honored, truly honored by it ... I’ve always believed in public service, feel it is a noble calling – a lot of people look down on public service. My dad was in the United States Senate, and I looked up to him as kind of a model. Then life went on and I got involved myself in public life. And so, there wasn’t any single inspiration other than the concept that public service is a noble calling. It’s worth doing, and worth trying to succeed in.”

Each spring, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Education Department hosts an Art and Essay Contest ...
02/14/2020
George H.W. Bush Library Center

Each spring, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Education Department hosts an Art and Essay Contest for students in the region. The contest calls for entries of original artwork from students in grades K-12 and essays from students in grades 4-12. The Essay Contest is called "Exploring Favorite Pursuits" and the Art Contest is called "Art of Rock and Roll". Suspense dates coming up. See the link for additional details. https://bit.ly/2SJsGP7

Each spring, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Education Department hosts an Art and Essay Contest for students in the region. The contest calls for entries of original artwork from students in grades K-12 and essays from students in grades 4-12. Entries are collected in Februa...

Happy Valentine's Day from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum! May you be surrounded in love today, and eve...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum! May you be surrounded in love today, and everyday.

Join us at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, as we learn about Service Dogs and the ADA that protects them, the differenc...
02/13/2020

Join us at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, as we learn about Service Dogs and the ADA that protects them, the difference between a service animal and a support animal, & what it takes to train these animals and the legacy of President George H.W. Bush and the ADA.

For reservations, please call (979) 691-4006, or email [email protected]

02/12/2020

Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 13, the Bush Library and Museum has the privilege of hosting the 2020 Legion of Honor Medal Presentations from the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation. Please join us at 1 p.m. as this foundation awards medals to George and Barbara Bush, George P. Bush, Officer John Barnes, and Assistant Chief Gary Forward.

The event is free, but seating is limited. A reception will follow. Please RSVP by email at [email protected], or by phone at 979-691-4014

Congratulations Anna on your social studies project about the life of President Bush, it looks outstanding.
02/12/2020

Congratulations Anna on your social studies project about the life of President Bush, it looks outstanding.

#OTD President Bush confers with his advisors: Brent Scowcroft (in front of desk) and (l to r) Robert Gates, Marlin Fitz...
02/12/2020

#OTD President Bush confers with his advisors: Brent Scowcroft (in front of desk) and (l to r) Robert Gates, Marlin Fitzwater, John Sununu, and VP Quayle regarding France's participation in the war with Iraq. -- February 12, 1991

With Presidents Day coming up, here's a reminder about our event on Friday, February 21! H. W. Brands will discuss “From...
02/11/2020

With Presidents Day coming up, here's a reminder about our event on Friday, February 21! H. W. Brands will discuss “From George Washington to Donald Trump: A Headlong History of the Presidency.”
More info is on our website at: bush41.org/events

Wishing a happy 67th birthday to Jeb Bush!
02/11/2020

Wishing a happy 67th birthday to Jeb Bush!

Join us at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, as we learn about Service Dogs and the ADA that protects them, the differenc...
02/10/2020

Join us at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, as we learn about Service Dogs and the ADA that protects them, the difference between a service animal and a support animal, & what it takes to train these animals and the legacy of President George H.W. Bush and the ADA.

For reservations, please call (979) 691-4006, or email [email protected]

#OTD President Bush and Prime Minister Mulroney review papers during a working luncheon and private meeting at Prime Min...
02/10/2020

#OTD President Bush and Prime Minister Mulroney review papers during a working luncheon and private meeting at Prime Minister Mulroney's residence in Ottawa, Canada. -- February 10, 1989

#OTD At Andrews Air Force Base, Mrs. Bush greets Armenian children in the USA for medical treatment. -- February 09, 198...
02/09/2020

#OTD At Andrews Air Force Base, Mrs. Bush greets Armenian children in the USA for medical treatment. -- February 09, 1989

#OTD President Bush participates in the Swearing-in Ceremony of Manuel Lujan as Secretary of the Interior by Supreme Cou...
02/08/2020

#OTD President Bush participates in the Swearing-in Ceremony of Manuel Lujan as Secretary of the Interior by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. -- February 08, 1989

02/07/2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Bush Library and Museum has the privilege of hosting the 2020 Legion of Honor Medal Presentations from the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation. Please join us at 1 p.m. as this foundation awards medals to George and Barbara Bush, George P. Bush, Officer John Barnes, and Assistant Chief Gary Forward.

The event is free, but seating is limited. A reception will follow. Please RSVP by email at [email protected], or by phone at 979-691-4014

Thank you Kathleen McCleary, author and Parade for the great article on George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
02/07/2020
History Buffs Will Love These Three Presidential Libraries

Thank you Kathleen McCleary, author and Parade for the great article on George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

February is a perfect time to plan a visit to a presidential home, museum or library. This year on President’s Day (Feb. 17), George Washington’s Mount Vernon will offer free admission and a slew of events. Throughout the year, other presidential locations will recognize anniversaries (75 years ...

Great to welcome Conor Burns to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. He and his staff rec...
02/06/2020

Great to welcome Conor Burns to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. He and his staff received a personal tour from our Director, Warren Finch.

#OTD President Bush signs H.R. 3, Veterans Compensation Amendments of 1991 & H.R. 556, Agent Orange Act of 1991. Left to...
02/06/2020

#OTD President Bush signs H.R. 3, Veterans Compensation Amendments of 1991 & H.R. 556, Agent Orange Act of 1991. Left to Right: Sec. Edward Derwinski, Rep. G.V. "Sonny" Mongomery, Rep. Bob Stump, Sen. Arlen Specter, Sen. Frank Murkowski, & Sen. Bob Graham. -- February 06, 1991

President Bush poses for photos with Dr. Maya Angelou, gospel singer Shirley Caesar, and others at a reception for a pro...
02/05/2020

President Bush poses for photos with Dr. Maya Angelou, gospel singer Shirley Caesar, and others at a reception for a program on Black History Month held at the White House. #BlackHistoryMonth

Come by on Friday, February 21, at 6: 30 p.m. as H. W. Brands discusses “From George Washington to Donald Trump: A Headl...
02/04/2020

Come by on Friday, February 21, at 6: 30 p.m. as H. W. Brands discusses “From George Washington to Donald Trump: A Headlong History of the Presidency.” Brands will explain what happened to the presidency & why, in a breathless 45 minutes. RSVP: bit.ly/3b0OWfI

President Bush greets former Buffalo soldiers and representative of the Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee in the Oval O...
02/03/2020

President Bush greets former Buffalo soldiers and representative of the Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee in the Oval Office. #BlackHistoryMonth

(L to R) 97 year old former Buffalo Soldier Elisha "Sarge" Kearse (SFC Ret.), Congressman Jim Slattery (standing), 108 year old former Buffalo Soldier and Spanish American War veteran, Jones Morgan, President Bush, Commander Carlton Philpot (USN Ret.), 97 year old William Harrington (SGM Ret.), and Senator Nancy Kassebaum.

#OTD President Bush greets Tony Lama who presents him with a pair of black boots with the Presidential Seal on them. -- ...
02/01/2020

#OTD President Bush greets Tony Lama who presents him with a pair of black boots with the Presidential Seal on them. -- February 01, 1990

On January 30, 2020, the education department of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum celebrated the 75th ann...
01/31/2020

On January 30, 2020, the education department of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum celebrated the 75th anniversary of the United Nations by reflecting on President George H.W. Bush’s role as a United Nations Ambassador.

Thank you to Ambassador Sichan Siv and the Honorable Dr. Teta V. Banks for coming out and speaking. Another thank you to Mumford ISD, Jane Long Intermediate School of Bryan ISD, and the International Leadership of Texas, College Station for showing up and participating. Lastly, thank you to all of the classrooms that tuned in for the distance learning program!

#OTD Mrs. Bush reads to children at Martha's Table Soup Kitchen, Washington, DC. -- January 31, 1989
01/31/2020

#OTD Mrs. Bush reads to children at Martha's Table Soup Kitchen, Washington, DC. -- January 31, 1989

01/30/2020
KBTX Media

Great program. Thanks to the hundreds of kids who attended this program.

Watch the 75th anniversary of Reading Discovery.

#OTD President Bush participates in the swearing-in ceremony for Elizabeth Dole as Secretary of Labor. Pres. Bush & Sena...
01/30/2020

#OTD President Bush participates in the swearing-in ceremony for Elizabeth Dole as Secretary of Labor. Pres. Bush & Senator Robert Dole look on, as Judge Judith Rogers, Chief Justice, DC Court of Appeals, administers the oath. Anthony Bond holds the Bible. -- January 30, 1989

George and Barbara Bush Foundation
01/29/2020

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

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

In this episode, All the Best host Sam LeBlond is joined by cousin Lauren Bush Lauren. Listen as the two cousins reflect on favorite family memories with their Ganny and Gampy, Lauren's passion for giving back to others through her social enterprise FEED, her role within the Points of Light nonprofit foundation and more.

George and Barbara Bush Foundation
01/29/2020

George and Barbara Bush Foundation

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

Ambassador Sichan Siv, former ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 2001 to 2006, tells the harrowing tale of how he escaped the Cambodian killing fields to the United States in 1976. Once in the U.S. he worked a variety of jobs and received a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University to fulfill his American Dream. He tells the story of how he first met George H. W. Bush and went on to serve in his presidential administration. Sichan shares his admiration for George H. W. Bush and says he was "truly the best one term president in our history."

#OTD President Bush delivers the State of the Union Address. -- January 29, 1991
01/29/2020

#OTD President Bush delivers the State of the Union Address. -- January 29, 1991

#OTD Mrs. Bush visits United Electric Control, one of 40 companies which participates in the state of Massachusetts' Com...
01/28/2020

#OTD Mrs. Bush visits United Electric Control, one of 40 companies which participates in the state of Massachusetts' Commonwealth Literacy Campaign in Watertown, Massachusetts. -- January 28, 1991

#OTD As her husband works at his desk in the Oval Office, Mrs. Bush looks at family photos on the table. -- January 27, ...
01/27/2020

#OTD As her husband works at his desk in the Oval Office, Mrs. Bush looks at family photos on the table. -- January 27, 1989

#OTD President Bush participates in a meeting with Bipartisan Congressional Leadership.  Among those present are:  Bob M...
01/24/2020

#OTD President Bush participates in a meeting with Bipartisan Congressional Leadership. Among those present are: Bob Michel, Jim Wright, George Mitchell, Bob Dole and Alan Cranston. -- January 24, 1989

#OTD President Bush meets with President Ochirbat of the Mongolian People's Republic in the Oval Office of the White Hou...
01/23/2020

#OTD President Bush meets with President Ochirbat of the Mongolian People's Republic in the Oval Office of the White House. -- January 23, 1991

Happy birthday, Neil! We hope you have an amazing day.
01/22/2020

Happy birthday, Neil! We hope you have an amazing day.

#OTD President Bush meets with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and Eunice Shriver at the White House. -- January 22...
01/22/2020

#OTD President Bush meets with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and Eunice Shriver at the White House. -- January 22, 1990

#OTD President Bush and Lee Atwater play the guitar at the Celebration for Young Americans, DC Armory, Washington, DC. -...
01/21/2020

#OTD President Bush and Lee Atwater play the guitar at the Celebration for Young Americans, DC Armory, Washington, DC. -- January 21, 1989

31 years ago today, George H.W. Bush was inaugurated as President of United States!
01/20/2020

31 years ago today, George H.W. Bush was inaugurated as President of United States!

#OTD President Bush visits the Everglades National Park with six grade students who are involved in the National Parks S...
01/19/2020

#OTD President Bush visits the Everglades National Park with six grade students who are involved in the National Parks Service Environmental Education Programs. -- January 19, 1990

#OTD President Bush and the Cabinet pray during their meeting regarding Operation Desert Storm. -- January 17, 1991
01/17/2020

#OTD President Bush and the Cabinet pray during their meeting regarding Operation Desert Storm. -- January 17, 1991

#OTD President Bush walks on the South Lawn grounds at the White House. -- January 16, 1991
01/16/2020

#OTD President Bush walks on the South Lawn grounds at the White House. -- January 16, 1991

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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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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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