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Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House

March 5, 2020 - October 4, 2020

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will close indefinitely at 5 p.m. Central Time on Friday, March 13, 2020. Updates will be available on bushcenter.org and @thebushcenter on social media.

From March 5 to October 4, 2020, the George W. Bush Presidential Center's special exhibit glimpses behind-the-scenes into the lighter side of life in the White House. Entertaining first family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts unveil presidential pranks, inside jokes, and more. Revealing how humor has evolved from our Founding Fathers to the present day makes one thing readily apparent – laughter remains vital to a thriving democracy.