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“A Privelege and an Honor!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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Owner description: The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution and academic environment dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibit of official records, personal papers and memorabilia from the life and career of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, with more than 43 million pages of official and personal papers, 2 million photos, 2,500 hours of videotape and 100,000 museum objects. Covering much of U.S. history since 1941, the library and museum features a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and precise replicas of President Bush's Oval Office, Camp David office and White House Situation Room. The museum also features a temporary exhibit gallery which lends to an ever-changing museum to visit. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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“A Privelege and an Honor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

It was with great respect that we visited the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, TEXAS, this Saturday last. It a fitting and special tribute to the Bush family for their continuing public service to this Great Country. Politics aside, the Museum presents historical facts and artifacts of what a good, really noble, fiirst Family is all about.

J.T, and Martha Chapman
Houston, TEXAS

Visited January 2012
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“VERY WORTH SEEING”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

A must see!!!! There is LOTS of very interesting information here and it is a really nice museum, with very helpful docents.

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Kennewick, Washington
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“Worth the time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Take a little trip back in history and enjoy this Presidential Library. It was the first one I have ever visited and I will definitely go to any others I have the chance to see. So interesting. Nice grounds too.

Visited February 2011
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Dallas, Texas
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“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

They did such a great job with this presidential library. I enjoyed this one more than Reagan's Library in California. At the entrance is a chunk of the Berlin Wall with an inspiring sculpture of mustangs breaking free. The whole library is interesting at every turn. My 10-year-old son really enjoyed it, too.

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“Informative, Interactive, and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

We were somewhat skeptical about this visit. These presidential “libraries”, while great repositories of presidential documents, represent not so much “libraries” to the general public (though they are libraries for the serious scholars) but rather museums devoted to the particular presidencies. This one in College Station, Texas – a part of the Texas A&M University Campus – fits the pattern. Spending a couple of nice hours in this one, however, dispelled our doubts and misgivings. The exhibits are done in a very informal yet very informative style. The attempt at each stage is to pull the visitor into the personal life story of the senior President Bush and his family and close associates. The historical facts are interwoven nicely with personal anecdotes and notes. In all the exhibits, the curators have attempted not to “awe” the visitor but rather to “involve” the visitor. Many displays have been made interactive, and even somewhat fun and humorous, thereby bringing the presidency within reach of common citizens and visitors. The Bush Library/Museum building is also housed in a very impressive structure, set in nicely landscaped grounds. The front hall of the museum is devoted to special exhibits, and when we visited

Visited December 2011
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