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.

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.

Mrs. Laura Bush meets members of the African Children's Choir Wednesday, July 30, 2008, prior to their musical performan...
07/29/2019

Mrs. Laura Bush meets members of the African Children's Choir Wednesday, July 30, 2008, prior to their musical performance at the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper #MusicalMonday

What're your favorite #summer activities? Here's President Bush with Barbara at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine! ...
07/27/2019

What're your favorite #summer activities? Here's President Bush with Barbara at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine! Check out more Presidential Retreat fun with our current exhibit! http://ow.ly/aA2h50vdcxI

#OTD President Bush recognized the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is part of his speech, but t...
07/26/2019

#OTD President Bush recognized the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is part of his speech, but to read the full text, click the following link. http://ow.ly/ZqlJ50vdd3k

US National Archives
07/24/2019

US National Archives

On July 24, 1969, the astronauts of Apollo 11 returned to Earth with a splash as their module landed in the ocean about 930 miles to the southwest of Hawai’i.

The crew of the USS Hornet--seen here opening the hatch to the Columbia module--recovered the Apollo 11 crew in the early afternoon. The crew wore Biological Isolation Garments (BIG) while they extracted the 3 astronauts from the module and onto a helicopter to return to shore.

See the photograph in our Catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6014914

#OTD @jk_rowling's Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows was released!  Here's a link to Mrs. Bush talking about her love...
07/21/2019

#OTD @jk_rowling's Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows was released! Here's a link to Mrs. Bush talking about her love of literature (including Harry Potter) http://ow.ly/SnQj50uWKiD

50 years ago today, we landed on the moon. Here, President Bush welcomed Apollo 11 Astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Arms...
07/20/2019

50 years ago today, we landed on the moon. Here, President Bush welcomed Apollo 11 Astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin to the Oval Office. Join us in celebrating! 🚀 #Apollo11At50 #Apollo50th

Thanks to the @airandspace  and @3d_digi_si, Neil Armstrong's spacesuit got a photo in front of our museum! #Apollo11 #A...
07/19/2019

Thanks to the @airandspace and @3d_digi_si, Neil Armstrong's spacesuit got a photo in front of our museum! #Apollo11 #Apollo11At50 🚀

APOLLO 11: Preparing for the Unthinkable
07/16/2019
APOLLO 11: Preparing for the Unthinkable

APOLLO 11: Preparing for the Unthinkable

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, an Archivist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park. An earlier post described the involvement of the Department of Sta…

#MondayMenu  This July menu was in Honor of His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, ...
07/15/2019

#MondayMenu This July menu was in Honor of His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, on 7/18/05.

It's a bit hot here in Texas!  How do you normally cool off? Here's a picture of Spot taking a swim.
07/11/2019

It's a bit hot here in Texas! How do you normally cool off? Here's a picture of Spot taking a swim.

Happy Birthday! Here, President George W. Bush was presented with a #cake.
07/06/2019

Happy Birthday! Here, President George W. Bush was presented with a #cake.

Today we're wishing President George W. Bush a very happy birthday! Here he is being presented a cake in honor of his 60...
07/06/2019

Today we're wishing President George W. Bush a very happy birthday! Here he is being presented a cake in honor of his 60th birthday at a luncheon with troops at Fort Bragg.

Happy #4thofJuly!  Highlighted here is our morning docent team. We celebrated today by streaming @USNatArchives celebrat...
07/04/2019

Happy #4thofJuly! Highlighted here is our morning docent team. We celebrated today by streaming @USNatArchives celebration in DC. How're you celebrating? #ArchivesJuly4

07/03/2019

Hear the Declaration of Independence read aloud by re-enactors on the steps of the National Archives for #ArchivesJuly4. Join us at @GWBLibrary as we huzzah and boo during this livestream from Washington, DC!

Tune in to Jeopardy! today for a special category featuring the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum! Check lo...
07/02/2019

Tune in to Jeopardy! today for a special category featuring the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum! Check local listings for stations and show times. #Jeopardy

Any #WizardsUnite fans out there? We have 4 inns, a greenhouse, and a fortress!  Be sure to check it out while you explo...
06/27/2019

Any #WizardsUnite fans out there? We have 4 inns, a greenhouse, and a fortress! Be sure to check it out while you explore our Native TX Park (free, open sunrise - sunset)! http://ow.ly/asYZ50uOz0j

Come learn more about BBQ Diplomacy & more in our current special exhibit, Presidential Retreats: Away from the White Ho...
06/26/2019

Come learn more about BBQ Diplomacy & more in our current special exhibit, Presidential Retreats: Away from the White House!

#OTD President Bush and Mrs. Bush pose with jazz musicians after a performance to honor Black Music Month in the East Ro...
06/22/2019

#OTD President Bush and Mrs. Bush pose with jazz musicians after a performance to honor Black Music Month in the East Room of the White House. Photo by Paul Morse

What're some of your favorite ways to exercise? Here's President Bush competing in the 3 mile run as part of The Preside...
06/21/2019

What're some of your favorite ways to exercise? Here's President Bush competing in the 3 mile run as part of The President's Fitness Challenge at Ft. McNair in 2002.

Let us know how many American Eagle's you find on your next visit to the museum! Here's one in our Oval Office.  #Americ...
06/20/2019

Let us know how many American Eagle's you find on your next visit to the museum! Here's one in our Oval Office. #AmericanEagleDay

Below is President George W. Bush's 2003 Juneteenth Presidential Message. Follow the link to see those from other years ...
06/19/2019

Below is President George W. Bush's 2003 Juneteenth Presidential Message. Follow the link to see those from other years too. http://ow.ly/XzNs50uEv9w #Juneteenth

#OTD President Bush stands for this picture with the members of the Penn State Men's Gymnastics 2007 Championship Team.
06/18/2019

#OTD President Bush stands for this picture with the members of the Penn State Men's Gymnastics 2007 Championship Team.

We're celebrating all the dads out there today! You might recognize these two fathers in the Oval Office. #HappyFathersD...
06/16/2019

We're celebrating all the dads out there today! You might recognize these two fathers in the Oval Office. #HappyFathersDay!

We're celebrating dads this weekend! How will you be celebrating Father's Day this year?  In this photo President Bush w...
06/15/2019

We're celebrating dads this weekend! How will you be celebrating Father's Day this year? In this photo President Bush went fishing with his father, President George H.W. Bush in 2002. #HappyFathersDay!

During his June 2008 trip, President Bush met with Pope Benedict XVI. #FlashbackFriday http://ow.ly/qSMV50uEuNd
06/14/2019

During his June 2008 trip, President Bush met with Pope Benedict XVI. #FlashbackFriday http://ow.ly/qSMV50uEuNd

#OTD President Bush and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel are seen together during a joint press availability at Schlos...
06/11/2019

#OTD President Bush and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel are seen together during a joint press availability at Schloss Meseberg in Meseberg, Germany. http://ow.ly/F4Di50uziVk

Have you seen the newest exhibit here, Presidential Retreats: Away from the White House? This photo shows President Bush...
06/08/2019

Have you seen the newest exhibit here, Presidential Retreats: Away from the White House? This photo shows President Bush giving the press pool a tour of his ranch at Crawford, Texas. Come check out the exhibit to see more!

Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  Here, President Bush met with veterans and their families after deliver...
06/07/2019

Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Here, President Bush met with veterans and their families after delivering remarks during ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of D-Day at the American Cemetery in Normandy, France. #DDay75

This hand carved #egg with an Easter Bunny inside is affixed with rhinestones, miniature eggs and #flowers.  It sits ato...
05/31/2019

This hand carved #egg with an Easter Bunny inside is affixed with rhinestones, miniature eggs and #flowers. It sits atop a 2" gold-tone and white plastic stand and was presented to Mrs. Bush by members of the American Egg Board on 4/1/05 in the Map Room. #ArchivesInBloom

An original artwork for the 2002 #EasterEggRoll, this watercolor is perfect for #ArchivesInBloom!
05/31/2019

An original artwork for the 2002 #EasterEggRoll, this watercolor is perfect for #ArchivesInBloom!

Pausing for a moment of silence, President George W. Bush is accompanied by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., commander...
05/27/2019

Pausing for a moment of silence, President George W. Bush is accompanied by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., commander of the Military District of Washington, right, after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns Monday, May 26, 2008, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Because sometimes, you just need some #cowboy cookies. 🤠🍪🍪🍪 #MondayMenu
05/27/2019

Because sometimes, you just need some #cowboy cookies. 🤠🍪🍪🍪 #MondayMenu

#FlashbackFriday Pictured is an elevated view of the East Garden, the East Wing and Treasury Building, c. 1910. For more...
05/24/2019

#FlashbackFriday Pictured is an elevated view of the East Garden, the East Wing and Treasury Building, c. 1910. For more historical views, click here: http://ow.ly/Ya3a50tYfUr

Spring showers brought May flower... baskets! This is an Alaskan birch bark basket in the shape of a flower in pink, gre...
05/23/2019

Spring showers brought May flower... baskets! This is an Alaskan birch bark basket in the shape of a flower in pink, green, and brown colors! #ArchivesInBloom

Any #horticulturists out there? Brush up on your #ArchivesInBloom with this text and watercolors, "Jordan in Bloom: Wild...
05/23/2019

Any #horticulturists out there? Brush up on your #ArchivesInBloom with this text and watercolors, "Jordan in Bloom: Wildflowers of the Holy Land," given to Mrs. Bush during a trip to Jordan in May 2005.

We can't say no to a good guacamole!  How do you make yours? #MondayMenu
05/20/2019

We can't say no to a good guacamole! How do you make yours? #MondayMenu

A unique piece in our gallery, show us some of your favorite photos taken here! #MuseumWeek #PhotoMW
05/18/2019

A unique piece in our gallery, show us some of your favorite photos taken here! #MuseumWeek #PhotoMW

Don't these just make you want to send out some handwritten letters? These postage #stamps are a sheet of 10 37-cent and...
05/17/2019

Don't these just make you want to send out some handwritten letters? These postage #stamps are a sheet of 10 37-cent and 20 60-cent floral themed stamps in a commemorative blue folder. 💐 #ArchivesInBloom

Hand-decorated in geometric designs and signed by the artist, who wouldn't want to find this Ostrich Easter Peponka in t...
05/17/2019

Hand-decorated in geometric designs and signed by the artist, who wouldn't want to find this Ostrich Easter Peponka in their basket? #ArchivesInBloom

Here's a peak #BehindTheScenes of Mrs. Bush viewing renovations in the Cabinet Room. http://ow.ly/MhZE50tYhEx #MuseumWee...
05/14/2019

Here's a peak #BehindTheScenes of Mrs. Bush viewing renovations in the Cabinet Room. http://ow.ly/MhZE50tYhEx #MuseumWeek #SecretsMW

Tanzanian women wave flags from Tanzania and the United States as they await the arrival of President George W. Bush and...
05/13/2019

Tanzanian women wave flags from Tanzania and the United States as they await the arrival of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam. http://ow.ly/Fq1W50tYhRn #MuseumWeek #WomenInCulture

For today's #MondayMenu we bring you Mrs. Bush's Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe.  What're your f...
05/13/2019

For today's #MondayMenu we bring you Mrs. Bush's Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe. What're your favorite pasta recipes?

Wishing all the moms out there a very happy Mother's Day! Here is President George W. Bush, Mrs. Laura Bush, Former Firs...
05/12/2019

Wishing all the moms out there a very happy Mother's Day! Here is President George W. Bush, Mrs. Laura Bush, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, and Former President George H. W. Bush sitting for a family portrait in the Red Room of the White House.

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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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