George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication Ceremony

The Presidents of the United States unite at the Bush Center: President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama. Photo by Paul Morse.
The Presidents of the United States unite at the Bush Center: President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama. Photo by Paul Morse.

View the video of the Dedication Ceremony and the Lighting of Freedom Hall

On April 25, 2013, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush dedicated to the American people the George W. Bush Presidential Center, home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and George W. Bush Institute. 

The 13th presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, allows visitors, researchers, and historians to explore the history of the Bush Presidency.

President and Mrs. Bush shared this historic day with all living Presidents, dignitaries and supporters of the Bush Center. President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama, President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush, President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter participated in this special ceremony.

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The Bush Center opened to the public on May 1, 2013. Reserve your ticket online.

View the commemorative program of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication.

Read a transcript of the remarks of President and Mrs. Bush.

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