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George W. Bush Presidential Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Family Activities, Special Guests, New Artifacts and more; April 20 – April 27

April 12, 2018

DALLAS, TX (DATE) — The George W. Bush Presidential Center, thanks to the generous support of Northern Trust, will offer free admission, host family activities, showcase new artifacts and welcome special guests from Friday, April 20 through Friday, April 27, in celebration of its fifth anniversary. The Bush Center was dedicated to the American people on April 25, 2013, and has welcomed more than 1 million visitors through its doors since.  

“In the past five years, we have engaged the community through our thought-provoking public programming, our partnership with SMU, and the rich experience we provide for all visitors to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,” says Ken Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “We are excited about continuing our efforts and the impact we will make on generations to come.”

The 5th Anniversary Celebration

During the week-long celebration, visitors will explore never-before-seen artifacts including unique gifts and one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Bush-Cheney Alumni who worked alongside President and Mrs. Bush, and Bush Institute experts will be stationed throughout the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum galleries, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and intriguing facts with museum patrons. Family activities, including balloon artists and face painters, Native Park tours, and lawn games in the Texas Rose Garden, will be available during select times and days throughout the week. In the Ceremonial Courtyard, free samples of Mrs. Bush’s Cowboy Cookies will be available, and The Courtyard Café will offer food specials daily featuring favorite dishes of President and Mrs. Bush.

“The George W. Bush Presidential Center has made an impressionable impact on the Dallas community during the last five years. The Bush Institute, in particular, has inspired robust conversation, deep critical thinking and appreciation for history. Northern Trust is proud of our affiliation with this living landmark, and is looking forward to the celebration with our community,” says Mark Flagg, Northern Trust Dallas Region President.

In addition to the fifth anniversary celebration, visitors can also view the current exhibit, First Ladies, Style of Influence on display through October 1. First Ladies: Style of Influence examines how the role of the first lady has evolved over time, and how they have used their position to advance diplomacy and other social, cultural, and political initiatives.

For more information, including a full list of activities and special guests, visit bushcenter.org/5thAnniversary

 About the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Rooted in the guiding principles of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the George W. Bush Presidential Center engages communities in the United States and around the world by developing leaders, fostering policy, and taking action to save and change lives. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the non-partisan, public-policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park, a full-service restaurant, Café 43, and a museum store.