March 18, 2013 |
Future historians of the Barack Obama presidency, where would you rather travel? To that perpetually sunny corner of Polynesia where our 44th president was born? Or to the windy city on Lake Michigan he most recently called home? Barack Obama's second and last term doesn't end until Jan. 20, 2017. But university officials and civil leaders in two regions are already maneuvering for the honor of hosting Obama's official presidential library. Now, according to news reports, two places have made the final cut: Chicago and Hawaii.
April 23, 2013 |
President Obama and all four living ex-presidents will attend the official dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on Thursday on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. According to the website, the library's mission will be to serve "as a 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....
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December 1, 2001 |
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will host a performance by the Laudate Women's Choir on Dec. 10. The vocal group from Grace Brethren High School in Simi Valley will present an assortment of holiday music in the museum, near the mock Oval Office, from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. The performance is free with museum admission of $5 general, $3 for ages 62 and older, free for those 15 and younger.
May 16, 1988 |
The grandson of one President and the daughter of another were named today to a new advisory committee on presidential libraries established by the archivist of the United States, Don W. Wilson. The nine-member group will form a closer alliance with the National Archives on joint public programs and work toward increasing private support for the presidential library system. David Eisenhower, who recently wrote "Eisenhower at War" about his grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower, is one member.
April 23, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama, the four living ex-presidents and thousands of others head to Dallas on Thursday for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The challenge facing library officials will be to keep the crowds coming after that. Popularity translates into box office receipts at presidential libraries. And although Bush's poll ratings have improved since he left office, more Americans continue to view him negatively than favorably. By contrast, even presidents whom voters threw out after one term - Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Bush's father - were regarded favorably by the public by the time their libraries opened.
November 19, 2009 |
As a politician, George W. Bush was never afraid to be a lightning rod. His presidential library will be anything but. Plans released Wednesday for the $250-million, 225,000-square-foot George W. Bush Presidential Center, to be built at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, carry no hint of the swagger or bravado Bush was known for during two terms in the White House. Designed by New York's Robert A.M. Stern, this country's leading producer of well-tailored architectural nostalgia, the library promises instead to be a handsome, contextual building wrapped in Texas limestone -- which is not a euphemism, like "Texas Tea," but an honest-to-goodness building material -- and red brick.