Back in November, a friend and I made a trip to Dallas to visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Even though it is so close to where I live, I had never taken the time to visit.
I am so glad that I went! Since I actually remember events that occurred during his presidency, it was so interesting to reflect on them now. For example, the bombing of the twin towers, which will forever be etched in my memory as well as those of most Americans. I vividly remember that morning. As I watched the news, I kept thinking that air traffic control had something miscalculated. Never in a million years would I have thought of a terrorist attack. Our world changed that day.
The museum is really well done with artifacts, videos, the Oval Office as it was during President Bush’s terms in office, and every bell and whistle imaginable. The museum serves as a historical reference for the events and activities that occurred from 2001 to 2009 as related to America. The gift shop was also very nice and includes great books, gifts, and artwork by George W!
The only other presidential libraries that I have visited are the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. I have heard the LBJ Library and Museum has been updated since my last visit, so I would love to get to go again.
I was actually at the JFK Library and Museum on the first anniversary of the death of John John and his wife, Carolyn Bessette. As I recall, in the large foyer, there was a small round table with a white cloth cover. On the table was a silver-framed photo of John and Carolyn and a small vase of flowers.
Since there are thirteen presidential libraries, I only have ten more to visit! Have passport (Presidential Library Passport); will travel! Which presidential libraries have you had a chance to visit? Do you have favorites?