George W. Bush Presidential Library

George W. Bush Presidential Library Welcome to the page for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Open to the public May 1, 2013. Likes do not equal endorsement.
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The Library and Museum provides an unmatched resource for the study of the life and career of the nation’s 43rd President, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. In the Museum, visitors can explore exhibits that examine the important issues and events of President George W. Bush's Administration, while immersing yourself in the Presidential decision-making process through unique interactive multimedia.

Mission: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum serves as the resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The Library accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, hosting public programs, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits.

Last day is today!  Holiday in the National Parks exhibit closes today -- if you haven't seen it yet, you have from 12-5...
01/05/2020

Last day is today! Holiday in the National Parks exhibit closes today -- if you haven't seen it yet, you have from 12-5pm! We loved creating this exhibit and seeing our visitors learn more about our country's great treasures - the national parks.

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"The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument name was adopted after consultation with native Hawaiian elders, and it ...
01/04/2020

"The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument name was adopted after consultation with native Hawaiian elders, and it suggests the abundance and timelessness of life on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Most important, the name reminds us of our responsibility to care for the archipelago." - Mrs. Laura Bush

Learn more about Papahānaumokuākea (and the Chocolate Chip Sea Cucumbers, Sea Lettuces, Convict Tangs, and Hawaiian green sea turtles that live there!) at our Holiday in the National Parks exhibit -- last day is TOMORROW!

https://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/

"We pray for the victims and families of this epic disaster. And the American government and American people are dedicat...
01/03/2020

"We pray for the victims and families of this epic disaster. And the American government and American people are dedicated to helping you recover." Presidents Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, and Laura Bush expressed their condolences to the Sri Lankan embassy on 1/3/2005.

Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Indonesia, and other SE Asian countries lost over 230,000 people in the most devastating tsunami in history. https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/infocus/tsunami/photoessays/index.html

In 2005, Presidents Bush 43, Bush 41, Clinton, and Laura Bush visited the DC embassies of the countries affected by the ...
01/02/2020

In 2005, Presidents Bush 43, Bush 41, Clinton, and Laura Bush visited the DC embassies of the countries affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami to offer their condolences.
At Thailand's embassy, a photograph of Khun Poom Jensen, 21, was placed next to the condolence book. A grandson of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Mr. Jensen died in the tsunami.
https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/infocus/tsunami/photoessays/01.html

15 years ago, the most destructive tsunami in history killed over 230,000 people in Southeast Asia.  President George W....
01/01/2020

15 years ago, the most destructive tsunami in history killed over 230,000 people in Southeast Asia. President George W. Bush announced a nationwide charitable fundraising effort to be led by President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton.

"As the people of this devastated region struggle to recover, we offer our love and compassion, and our assurance that America will be there to help."
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Remember the #Alamo!  And also, don't forget to come see our new exhibit, Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at th...
12/30/2019

Remember the #Alamo! And also, don't forget to come see our new exhibit, Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007, open through Jan. 5.
https://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/

Mrs. Laura Bush: "[My friends and I] began this tradition on our 40th birthday by floating down the Colorado River in th...
12/28/2019

Mrs. Laura Bush: "[My friends and I] began this tradition on our 40th birthday by floating down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, and then hiking the 10 miles up the south rim. And then [in 2005], we did that Colorado River trip again with our daughters. And a few years after that first time, when we were 40, it was a lot harder to walk out those 10 miles."

More stories and artifacts, like this wooden oar, in our Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007 exhibit, up through Jan. 5.

The wooden oar is hand-painted with a scene of the Grand Canyon and has a brass presentation plaque engraved with the names of Mrs. Bush's friends and their daughters who hiked the Grand Canyon in June 2005.

“Our duty is to use the land well, and sometimes, not to use it at all. This is our responsibility as citizens; but, mor...
12/27/2019

“Our duty is to use the land well, and sometimes, not to use it at all. This is our responsibility as citizens; but, more than that, it is our calling as stewards of the Earth." -- President George W. Bush, May 2001 at Sequoia National Park.
Holiday in the National Parks exhibit goes through January 5. http://ow.ly/FKKw50xHazt

For Christmas 2007, Mrs. Laura Bush invited all the National Parks to send a hand-painted ornament for the White House C...
12/26/2019

For Christmas 2007, Mrs. Laura Bush invited all the National Parks to send a hand-painted ornament for the White House Christmas tree. Our new exhibit features the beautiful 18 foot tree, 329 National Park ornaments, Mrs. Bush's dresses, and much more. http://ow.ly/nh1d50xHasU

"On this Christmas day, as families across the nation gather in our homes to celebrate, Laura and I extend to all Americ...
12/25/2019

"On this Christmas day, as families across the nation gather in our homes to celebrate, Laura and I extend to all Americans our best wishes for the holidays. We hope this Christmas is a time of joy and peace for each of you, and we hope it offers you a chance for rest and reflection as you look forward to the new year ahead." - President George W. Bush, Christmas Day 2004.

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Our current exhibit, Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007, runs through January 5th.We are c...
12/24/2019

Our current exhibit, Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007, runs through January 5th.
We are closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day but open the 26th-January 5th!
https://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/

President Bush makes Christmas Eve telephone calls to members of the Armed Forces, December 24, 2004.  "They and their f...
12/24/2019

President Bush makes Christmas Eve telephone calls to members of the Armed Forces, December 24, 2004. "They and their families are making many sacrifices for our Nation, and all Americans are deeply grateful." http://ow.ly/ECY950xH9TV

Upcoming Holiday Closures for *Research Room* ONLYAll research rooms in every archival facility across the NationalArchi...
12/11/2019
Research Our Records

Upcoming Holiday Closures for *Research Room* ONLY

All research rooms in every archival facility across the National
Archives network will be closed to the public:

• Tuesday, December 24 for Christmas Eve - closing at noon
• Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas Day - closed all day
• Tuesday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve - closing at noon
• Wednesday, January 1 for New Year's Day - closed all day

Regular research room services will resume the following business day. The Museum will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Nationwide closures can be found at Federal Holidays and
Research Room Closings. Check your local archival location for
normal hours at www.archives.gov/locations.

Online access to National Archives holdings will still be available 24
hours a day via www.archives.gov/research.

Check the pages and Twitter or call 301-837-0700 in the DC area. Nationwide Federal government operating status updates are available on the OPM website.

"We give thanks to the men and women of our military who are serving with courage and skill, and making our entire natio...
11/28/2019

"We give thanks to the men and women of our military who are serving with courage and skill, and making our entire nation proud." -- President George W. Bush, Nov. 27, 2004

President Bush makes phone calls to troops, Thanksgiving 2004.

Mrs. Laura Bush shared some of her family's favorite recipes, including her Thanksgiving Dinner Spicy Mashed Sweet Potat...
11/23/2019

Mrs. Laura Bush shared some of her family's favorite recipes, including her Thanksgiving Dinner Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup. Just in time for your grocery run this weekend! More recipes (including President's Pecan Pie) at: http://ow.ly/bRfP50xiwYm.

George W. Bush Presidential Library's cover photo
11/21/2019

George W. Bush Presidential Library's cover photo

A great day at the Library and Museum as we opened our new exhibit -- Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the Wh...
11/21/2019

A great day at the Library and Museum as we opened our new exhibit -- Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007! Did you know the White House is a National Park?

“Our national parks are more precious than gold to the United States.”
– Mrs. Laura Bush

Tomorrow is the DFW Archives Bazaar! Chat with staff from cultural institutions all around the area, learn about being a...
11/01/2019
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Tomorrow is the DFW Archives Bazaar! Chat with staff from cultural institutions all around the area, learn about being an archivist, and see what libraries, museums, and archives around DFW are doing!

Date: TOMORROW! Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 1-5 pm
Location: Patterson-Appleton Center in Denton, TX

For more info, visit http://www.dfwarchivesbazaar.com/

Would you like to volunteer? If you would like to participate in the DFW Archives Bazaar, send us an email with your contact information and how you might like to be involved. Email Us

Our Native Texas Park Docent was joined by Master Naturalists and they were able to tag monarch butterflies at our Nativ...
10/22/2019

Our Native Texas Park Docent was joined by Master Naturalists and they were able to tag monarch butterflies at our Native Texas Park! Come check out the park -- open from sunrise to sunset. https://bit.ly/33QIymW

In two weeks, join staff from the George W. Bush Presidential Library at the 2019 DFW Archives Bazaar! Learn about the a...
10/19/2019
DFW Archives Bazaar – Powered by WordPress

In two weeks, join staff from the George W. Bush Presidential Library at the 2019 DFW Archives Bazaar! Learn about the archival profession, the collections and institutions in our area, and how to preserve your own archives!

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 1-5 pm
Location: Patterson-Appleton Center in Denton, TX

For more info, visit http://www.dfwarchivesbazaar.com/

Would you like to volunteer? If you would like to participate in the DFW Archives Bazaar, send us an email with your contact information and how you might like to be involved. Email Us

We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in the DFW Archives Bazaar!
10/18/2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in the DFW Archives Bazaar!

Another new participant this year - The George W. Bush Presidential Library!

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA's Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for textual, electronic, and audiovisual Presidential records as well as domestic and foreign Presidential gifts. With its state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, the museum gives visitors an in-depth look at eight years of American history, the American Presidency, and important issues of public policy.

Get to know them at the 2019 DFW Archives Bazaar on November 2, from 1-5pm at the Greater Denton Arts Council Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Come and join us for #MonarchMania tomorrow, Saturday 10/5, from 9 AM - 12 PM!
10/04/2019

Come and join us for #MonarchMania tomorrow, Saturday 10/5, from 9 AM - 12 PM!

We're wishing President Carter a very happy 95th Birthday!
10/01/2019

We're wishing President Carter a very happy 95th Birthday!

Today the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum @dhhrm_org opens, and with its opening Dallas is celebrating #Ups...
09/18/2019

Today the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum @dhhrm_org opens, and with its opening Dallas is celebrating #UpstanderDay! Here is President Bush after giving a statement on PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)

#OTD Firefighters look on as President Bush surveys the World Trade Center site. #September11th #NeverForget
09/14/2019

#OTD Firefighters look on as President Bush surveys the World Trade Center site. #September11th #NeverForget

Standing with retired NYC firefighter Bob Beckwith, in an impromptu speech, President Bush rallies firefighters and resc...
09/12/2019

Standing with retired NYC firefighter Bob Beckwith, in an impromptu speech, President Bush rallies firefighters and rescue workers at the site of the Wold Trade Center. #September11 #NeverForget

09/11/2019
SMU

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Never forget.

Join us live with the SMU Police Department and first responders from Highland Park and University Park - as we honor the police officers and firefighters who lost their lives during the 9/11 terror attacks.

Today, we joined the @SMU Police Department and first responders from Highland Park and University Park as we honored th...
09/11/2019

Today, we joined the @SMU Police Department and first responders from Highland Park and University Park as we honored those who lost their lives on #September11th.

President Bush greets rescue workers, firefighters and military personnel while surveying the damage at the Pentagon. #S...
09/11/2019

President Bush greets rescue workers, firefighters and military personnel while surveying the damage at the Pentagon. #September11th #NeverForget

#September11th #NeverForget Dir. of Communications Dan Bartlett pointed to news footage of the World Trade Center Towers...
09/11/2019

#September11th #NeverForget Dir. of Communications Dan Bartlett pointed to news footage of the World Trade Center Towers burning, September 11, 2001, as President George W. Bush at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida gathered information about the attack.

Our guided tours of our Texas Native Park start again today! Tours at 10 AM and 11 AM weather permitting.
09/07/2019

Our guided tours of our Texas Native Park start again today! Tours at 10 AM and 11 AM weather permitting.

Timeline Photos
09/02/2019

Timeline Photos

President Bush took a turn at a table saw during a Labor Day tour of the Carpenters Join Apprenticeship Center on Nevill...
08/31/2019

President Bush took a turn at a table saw during a Labor Day tour of the Carpenters Join Apprenticeship Center on Neville Island, Pennsylvania #LaborDay

President and Mrs. Bush greeted volunteers during their visit to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C.
08/30/2019

President and Mrs. Bush greeted volunteers during their visit to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C.

We're late to the party, but couldn't miss celebrating a happy (belated) #nationaldogday! Here's Barney at the podium in...
08/28/2019

We're late to the party, but couldn't miss celebrating a happy (belated) #nationaldogday! Here's Barney at the podium in the White House Press Briefing Room and Barney and Miss Beazley among the flowers.

The weekend is never a bad time for a #walk in our Native Texas Park!
08/24/2019

The weekend is never a bad time for a #walk in our Native Texas Park!

Today's #MusicalMonday brings us to the Australian National Maritime Musuem in Sydney where President Bush watched a per...
08/12/2019

Today's #MusicalMonday brings us to the Australian National Maritime Musuem in Sydney where President Bush watched a performance of Aboriginal song and dance.

#OTD President Bush greeted President Nicholas Sarkozy of France upon his arrival to Walker's Point.  Learn more about P...
08/11/2019

#OTD President Bush greeted President Nicholas Sarkozy of France upon his arrival to Walker's Point. Learn more about Presidential Retreats at our new exhibit!

#OTD U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball team member Dwight Howard made a slam dunk at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijin...
08/10/2019

#OTD U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball team member Dwight Howard made a slam dunk at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. 🏀 http://ow.ly/x8t850vjjYp

These kids looked like they were having fun with President Bush! We're getting ready for #BackToSchool2019 and are now a...
08/06/2019

These kids looked like they were having fun with President Bush! We're getting ready for #BackToSchool2019 and are now accepting Field Trip requests http://ow.ly/rpoI50vjkja

Address

2943 SMU Blvd
Dallas, TX
75205

Please consider mass transit. We are accessible via the Mockingbird Station stop of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) System, on the orange, red, or blue lines. The Mockingbird DART station is located within one mile of the Presidential Center. From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take Route 768 SMU Mustang Express Shuttle, which drops off and picks up directly at the entrance to the Center. ROUTE 768 – PRESIDENTIAL CENTER Monday – Saturday, Runs approx. every 15 minutes from 7:10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Runs approx. every 20 minutes after 7:30 p.m. There is no shuttle service on Sundays. From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take Route 743 SMU Mustang Express Shuttle, which provides continuous service to the Center as well as SMU's Meadows Museum. ROUTE 743 - PRESIDENTIAL CENTER AND SMU'S MEADOWS MUSEUM Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. There is no shuttle service on Mondays. No service Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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Opening Hours

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

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(214) 346-1650

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