“Laura and I join the people of South Africa and the world in celebrating the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. President Mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. He bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. This good man will be missed, but his contributions will live on forever. Laura and I send our heartfelt sympathy to President Mandela’s family and to the citizens of the nation he loved.”
On December 5th and 6th, the George W. Bush Institute will convene representatives from nationally recognized principal preparation programs to improve aspiring principal residencies throughout the country.
“Laura and I were saddened to learn that T.R. Fehrenbach, Jr., has passed away. T.R. was a wonderful historian of our beloved state. His books on Texas are classics. Laura and I join our fellow Texans in mourning the life a good man and praying for his dear wife, Lillian.”
Due to the inclement weather predicted for Monday, November 25 in Dallas, the media preview for Holidays at the Bush Center has been canceled and will be rescheduled for the week of December 2nd. Please stay tuned for updates.
"Today we remember a dark episode in our Nation's history, and we remember the leader whose life was cut short 50 years ago. John F. Kennedy dedicated himself to public service, and his example moved Americans to do more for our country.
This year, a Presidential work of art will hang from Christmas trees around the world, in the form of a George W. Bush Presidential Center commemorative Christmas ornament. The ornament, available exclusively from the Bush Center's Museum Store, features an image of a cardinal, originally painted for Ambassador Warren Tichenor by President George W. Bush.
On November 25, members of the media are invited to participate in a “sneak peek” of Holidays at the Bush Center. From November 25, 2013 – January 5, 2014, visitors to the Bush Center will enjoy twinkling lights and trimmed trees, special seasonal menu items, limited-edition holiday merchandise and music by local choral groups. A special exhibit, Home for the Holidays: Christmas at the White House 2001, the first in an annual series of holiday exhibits, offering visitors a glimpse into the 2001 White House holiday celebration.
On Friday, November 15, 2013, Mrs. Laura Bush will travel to Washington, DC to spotlight the progress made by women in Afghanistan over the past decade and reinforce the need to ensure that Afghan women have equal rights and opportunity.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum announced today that it plans to offer free admission to all veterans, retirees, active duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Coast Guard service members on Veterans Day.
Just before 8:00 a.m. on October 29, 2013, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes the George W. Bush Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Institute, and the supporting retail components, temporarily closed. A suspicious package was found near the Bush Avenue entrance of the Bush Institute. Following standard protocols, the Bush Center security notified Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) police department. SMU PD, in coordination with the appropriate authorities, including the University Park Police and Fire Departments, and Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, responded.