George W. Bush Presidential Library

George W. Bush Presidential Library The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Open to the public May 1, 2013.

Likes do not equal endorsement. The Library and Museum provides an unmatched resource for the study of the life and career of the nation’s 43rd President, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. In the Museum, visitors can explore exhibits that examine the important issues and events of President George W. Bush's Admin

Likes do not equal endorsement. The Library and Museum provides an unmatched resource for the study of the life and career of the nation’s 43rd President, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. In the Museum, visitors can explore exhibits that examine the important issues and events of President George W. Bush's Admin

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On 7/11/04, the Challenger #Phillies of #Middletown, #Delaware played the Challenger #Yankees of #Lancaster, #Pennsylvan...
07/11/2021

On 7/11/04, the Challenger #Phillies of #Middletown, #Delaware played the Challenger #Yankees of #Lancaster, #Pennsylvania, in a tee ball game on the White House South Lawn. A player from the Phillies celebrates receiving a #baseball from President George W. Bush & Cal Ripken Jr.

On 7/11/04, the Challenger #Phillies of #Middletown, #Delaware played the Challenger #Yankees of #Lancaster, #Pennsylvania, in a tee ball game on the White House South Lawn. A player from the Phillies celebrates receiving a #baseball from President George W. Bush & Cal Ripken Jr.

Mrs. Laura Bush tastes a sampling of the food at the Hokkaido Marche farmer's market in #Makkari Village, July 8, 2008, ...
07/09/2021

Mrs. Laura Bush tastes a sampling of the food at the Hokkaido Marche farmer's market in #Makkari Village, July 8, 2008, as part of the G-8 Spouses Program. The small village on the northern #Japanese island of #Hokkaido is known for its lilies and its potatoes, and the market, organized especially for the occasion of the G-8 Summit, showcased locally grown produce. White House photo by Shealah Craighead.

#LauraBush #HokkaidoMarche #G8 #locallygrown

Mrs. Laura Bush tastes a sampling of the food at the Hokkaido Marche farmer's market in #Makkari Village, July 8, 2008, as part of the G-8 Spouses Program. The small village on the northern #Japanese island of #Hokkaido is known for its lilies and its potatoes, and the market, organized especially for the occasion of the G-8 Summit, showcased locally grown produce. White House photo by Shealah Craighead.

#LauraBush #HokkaidoMarche #G8 #locallygrown

“Two-hundred-and-thirty years ago, 56 brave men signed their names to a document that set the course of our nation. It c...
07/04/2021

“Two-hundred-and-thirty years ago, 56 brave men signed their names to a document that set the course of our nation. It changed the history of the world. Our Declaration of Independence was a bold statement of revolutionary principles. It laid down a creed of freedom and a quality that has lifted the lives of hundreds of millions here in America and around the world. Yet, without the courage of the soldiers of our Continental Army, the words of the Declaration would have been forgotten by history, dismissed as the radical musings of a failed revolution.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush addresses his remarks to U.S. troops and their family members, July 4, 2006, during an Independence Day celebration at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. President Bush thanked the troops and their families for their service to the nation. White House photo by Paul Morse.

“Two-hundred-and-thirty years ago, 56 brave men signed their names to a document that set the course of our nation. It changed the history of the world. Our Declaration of Independence was a bold statement of revolutionary principles. It laid down a creed of freedom and a quality that has lifted the lives of hundreds of millions here in America and around the world. Yet, without the courage of the soldiers of our Continental Army, the words of the Declaration would have been forgotten by history, dismissed as the radical musings of a failed revolution.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush addresses his remarks to U.S. troops and their family members, July 4, 2006, during an Independence Day celebration at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. President Bush thanked the troops and their families for their service to the nation. White House photo by Paul Morse.

In April 2006, President George W. Bush said of his Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, "I have seen first-hand how D...
06/30/2021

In April 2006, President George W. Bush said of his Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, "I have seen first-hand how Don relies upon our military commanders in the field and at the Pentagon to make decisions about how best to complete these missions. Secretary Rumsfeld's energetic and steady leadership is exactly what is needed at this critical period. He has my full support and deepest appreciation."

Donald Henry Rumsfeld
July 9, 1932 -- June 30, 2021

President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld say the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Pentagon Observance ceremony, September 11, 2002.

In April 2006, President George W. Bush said of his Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, "I have seen first-hand how Don relies upon our military commanders in the field and at the Pentagon to make decisions about how best to complete these missions. Secretary Rumsfeld's energetic and steady leadership is exactly what is needed at this critical period. He has my full support and deepest appreciation."

Donald Henry Rumsfeld
July 9, 1932 -- June 30, 2021

President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld say the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Pentagon Observance ceremony, September 11, 2002.

“I was hoping the Prime Minister would want to come to #Graceland. I knew he loved Elvis -- I didn't realize how much he...
06/30/2021

“I was hoping the Prime Minister would want to come to #Graceland. I knew he loved Elvis -- I didn't realize how much he loved Elvis. He not only knows Elvis' history, he can sing a pretty good #Elvis song. This visit here shows that not only am I personally fond of the Prime Minister, but the ties between our peoples are very strong, as well.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush, Laura Bush and #Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro #Koizumi are welcomed to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, by his former wife Priscilla Presley and their daughter Lisa-Marie Presley, June 30, 2006 in #Memphis, #Tennessee. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#GeorgeWBush #TakingCareOfBusiness #Japan

“I was hoping the Prime Minister would want to come to #Graceland. I knew he loved Elvis -- I didn't realize how much he loved Elvis. He not only knows Elvis' history, he can sing a pretty good #Elvis song. This visit here shows that not only am I personally fond of the Prime Minister, but the ties between our peoples are very strong, as well.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush, Laura Bush and #Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro #Koizumi are welcomed to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, by his former wife Priscilla Presley and their daughter Lisa-Marie Presley, June 30, 2006 in #Memphis, #Tennessee. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#GeorgeWBush #TakingCareOfBusiness #Japan

“The Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has said that the finest view of #Istanbul is not from the shores of Europe, or from the...
06/29/2021

“The Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has said that the finest view of #Istanbul is not from the shores of Europe, or from the shores of Asia, but from a bridge that unites them, and lets you see both. His work has been a bridge between cultures, and so is the Republic of #Turkey. The people of this land understand, as Pamuk has observed, that "What is important is not [a] clash of parties, civilizations, cultures, East and West." What is important, he says, is to realize "that other peoples in other continents and civilizations" are "exactly like you."
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers remarks at #Galatasaray University in Istanbul, Turkey, June 29, 2004. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#NotConstantinople

“The Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has said that the finest view of #Istanbul is not from the shores of Europe, or from the shores of Asia, but from a bridge that unites them, and lets you see both. His work has been a bridge between cultures, and so is the Republic of #Turkey. The people of this land understand, as Pamuk has observed, that "What is important is not [a] clash of parties, civilizations, cultures, East and West." What is important, he says, is to realize "that other peoples in other continents and civilizations" are "exactly like you."
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers remarks at #Galatasaray University in Istanbul, Turkey, June 29, 2004. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#NotConstantinople

“Earlier today, 15 months after the liberation of #Iraq, and two days ahead of schedule, the world witnessed the arrival...
06/28/2021

“Earlier today, 15 months after the liberation of #Iraq, and two days ahead of schedule, the world witnessed the arrival of a free and sovereign Iraqi government. Iraqi officials informed us that they are ready to assume power, and Prime Minister Allawi believes that making this transition now is best for his country. After decades of brutal rule by a terror regime, the Iraqi people have their country back.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush received confirmation of #Iraqi sovereignty, then wrote, “Let Freedom Reign!” during the opening session of the #NATO Summit in #Istanbul, #Turkey, June 28, 2004.

#NotConstantinople

“Earlier today, 15 months after the liberation of #Iraq, and two days ahead of schedule, the world witnessed the arrival of a free and sovereign Iraqi government. Iraqi officials informed us that they are ready to assume power, and Prime Minister Allawi believes that making this transition now is best for his country. After decades of brutal rule by a terror regime, the Iraqi people have their country back.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush received confirmation of #Iraqi sovereignty, then wrote, “Let Freedom Reign!” during the opening session of the #NATO Summit in #Istanbul, #Turkey, June 28, 2004.

#NotConstantinople

“We can make a significant difference in the cumulative health costs all around America by encouraging young and old ali...
06/21/2021

“We can make a significant difference in the cumulative health costs all around America by encouraging young and old alike to #exercise. If we can get people #exercising and pushing away from lousy diets, we'll decrease the amount of incidents of heart disease by a significant number. If we can get some of our young to stop watching TV as much as they do and get outside and enjoy, it will promote the habits for a #healthy life for a long time coming.”
- President George W. Bush

Accompanied by the Governor of Florida, his brother Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush visits senior citizens participating in an aerobic spin class at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex in #Orlando, #Florida, June 21, 2002. White House photo by Tina Hager.

#spinclass #GeorgeWBush

“We can make a significant difference in the cumulative health costs all around America by encouraging young and old alike to #exercise. If we can get people #exercising and pushing away from lousy diets, we'll decrease the amount of incidents of heart disease by a significant number. If we can get some of our young to stop watching TV as much as they do and get outside and enjoy, it will promote the habits for a #healthy life for a long time coming.”
- President George W. Bush

Accompanied by the Governor of Florida, his brother Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush visits senior citizens participating in an aerobic spin class at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex in #Orlando, #Florida, June 21, 2002. White House photo by Tina Hager.

#spinclass #GeorgeWBush

"I send greetings to all Americans celebrating #Juneteenth.Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galvesto...
06/19/2021

"I send greetings to all Americans celebrating #Juneteenth.
Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, bringing the news that the Civil War had ended and that the Emancipation Proclamation, signed over 2 years earlier, had declared all slaves to be free persons. This historic day is celebrated to remember the end of slavery. Emancipation demonstrated our country's belief in liberty and equality for every citizen, and was a profound recognition that each and every American has rights, dignity, and matchless value.

One hundred forty years later, the Juneteenth observance continues to remind us of our country's founding principles of liberty and justice for all. As we mark the anniversary of the end of servitude, we also recognize the many contributions of African Americans to our culture. African Americans have helped shape our country's character, enhanced the diversity that makes America strong, and contributed to the vitality, success, and prosperity of our Nation. Juneteenth is a day that stands for the dignity and equality of all citizens, regardless of race, so that all may share the blessings of freedom that America provides.

Laura and I send our best wishes on this special occasion. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless America.

- President George W. Bush in a message commemorating Juneteenth, June 19, 2004

Photo: Texas African American History Memorial, Austin, Texas. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

"I send greetings to all Americans celebrating #Juneteenth.
Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, bringing the news that the Civil War had ended and that the Emancipation Proclamation, signed over 2 years earlier, had declared all slaves to be free persons. This historic day is celebrated to remember the end of slavery. Emancipation demonstrated our country's belief in liberty and equality for every citizen, and was a profound recognition that each and every American has rights, dignity, and matchless value.

One hundred forty years later, the Juneteenth observance continues to remind us of our country's founding principles of liberty and justice for all. As we mark the anniversary of the end of servitude, we also recognize the many contributions of African Americans to our culture. African Americans have helped shape our country's character, enhanced the diversity that makes America strong, and contributed to the vitality, success, and prosperity of our Nation. Juneteenth is a day that stands for the dignity and equality of all citizens, regardless of race, so that all may share the blessings of freedom that America provides.

Laura and I send our best wishes on this special occasion. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless America.

- President George W. Bush in a message commemorating Juneteenth, June 19, 2004

Photo: Texas African American History Memorial, Austin, Texas. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

“A life of #service isn't always easy. It involves sacrifices, and I understand many other things will lay claim to your...
06/14/2021

“A life of #service isn't always easy. It involves sacrifices, and I understand many other things will lay claim to your time and to your attention. In serving, however, you will give help and hope to others. Your own life will gain greater purpose and deeper meaning. You will show your love and allegiance to the United States, which remains what it has always been: the citadel of #freedom, a land of mercy, the last, best hope of man on Earth. And so to the #graduates of Ohio State University: Congratulations on your achievement. I want to thank you for this honorary degree. I leave here a proud member of the class of 2002. I leave here confident that you will serve our country, and a cause greater than self. May God bless you and your families, and may God bless America."
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers commencement address at #Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University on June 14, 2002. Photo courtesy The Ohio State University.

#GeorgeWBush #Classof2002

“A life of #service isn't always easy. It involves sacrifices, and I understand many other things will lay claim to your time and to your attention. In serving, however, you will give help and hope to others. Your own life will gain greater purpose and deeper meaning. You will show your love and allegiance to the United States, which remains what it has always been: the citadel of #freedom, a land of mercy, the last, best hope of man on Earth. And so to the #graduates of Ohio State University: Congratulations on your achievement. I want to thank you for this honorary degree. I leave here a proud member of the class of 2002. I leave here confident that you will serve our country, and a cause greater than self. May God bless you and your families, and may God bless America."
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers commencement address at #Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University on June 14, 2002. Photo courtesy The Ohio State University.

#GeorgeWBush #Classof2002

“The Prime Minister [Ariel Sharon] is willing to discuss the conditions necessary to achieve what we want -- which is a ...
06/10/2021

“The Prime Minister [Ariel Sharon] is willing to discuss the conditions necessary to achieve what we want -- which is a secure region and a hopeful region. And that's why we discussed reforms necessary that would enable a #Palestinian Authority to emerge, which could give great confidence to two people, the #Israelis and, as important, the #Palestinians.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush talks to the White House Press pool after his meeting with #Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon inside the Oval Office, June 10, 2002. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#GeorgeWBush #WhiteHouse #OvalOffice #ArielSharon

“The Prime Minister [Ariel Sharon] is willing to discuss the conditions necessary to achieve what we want -- which is a secure region and a hopeful region. And that's why we discussed reforms necessary that would enable a #Palestinian Authority to emerge, which could give great confidence to two people, the #Israelis and, as important, the #Palestinians.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush talks to the White House Press pool after his meeting with #Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon inside the Oval Office, June 10, 2002. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#GeorgeWBush #WhiteHouse #OvalOffice #ArielSharon

“The true strength of this country lies in the hearts of those who are willing to help volunteer to make our communities...
06/09/2021

“The true strength of this country lies in the hearts of those who are willing to help volunteer to make our communities a more compassionate, decent and safe place. If you want to serve #Ohio, if you want to serve #America, help feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless, volunteer to help our law enforcement do their job. Love a neighbor just like you'd like to be loved yourself, and you're making a big contribution to America.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush receives a standing ovation from members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol before delivering remarks on the Patriot Act at in #Columbus, Ohio, June 9, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#PatriotAct #GoldenRule #GeorgeWBush

“The true strength of this country lies in the hearts of those who are willing to help volunteer to make our communities a more compassionate, decent and safe place. If you want to serve #Ohio, if you want to serve #America, help feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless, volunteer to help our law enforcement do their job. Love a neighbor just like you'd like to be loved yourself, and you're making a big contribution to America.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush receives a standing ovation from members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol before delivering remarks on the Patriot Act at in #Columbus, Ohio, June 9, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#PatriotAct #GoldenRule #GeorgeWBush

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2943 SMU Blvd
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Please consider mass transit. We are accessible via the Mockingbird Station stop of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) System, on the orange, red, or blue lines. The Mockingbird DART station is located within one mile of the Presidential Center. From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take Route 768 SMU Mustang Express Shuttle, which drops off and picks up directly at the entrance to the Center. ROUTE 768 – PRESIDENTIAL CENTER Monday – Saturday, Runs approx. every 15 minutes from 7:10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Runs approx. every 20 minutes after 7:30 p.m. There is no shuttle service on Sundays. From the Mockingbird DART station, visitors may take Route 743 SMU Mustang Express Shuttle, which provides continuous service to the Center as well as SMU's Meadows Museum. ROUTE 743 - PRESIDENTIAL CENTER AND SMU'S MEADOWS MUSEUM Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. There is no shuttle service on Mondays. No service Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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