The George H.W. Bush Presidential Center celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2017 with an inclusive exhibit featuring various milestones and achievements of the last 20 years.
The Supervisory Curator of the Bush Library and Museum, Susie Cox, was essential in bringing together this unique exhibit. “The exhibit highlighted not only the multifaceted activities at the Library Center, but also the legacy of President Bush,” Cox said. “The impact of the Bush School, the Museum and the Foundation over the past 20 years is illustrated through photographs, documents, artifacts and video. From the groundbreaking shovels to the numerous distinguished honors received by the President, this is a story to remember.”
As of January 19, 2018, the 20th Anniversary exhibit at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum welcomed approximately 56, 430 visitors. In addition, several VIP guests visited the Library’s 20th Anniversary exhibit to include Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, and Former Vice President Richard B. Cheney.
The milestone that was perhaps most noteworthy this year was welcoming the 3 millionth visitor to the museum – Bob and Sarah Yur from Richmond, Texas. It was an exciting moment for all! “Both Sarah and I acknowledge the three millionth presentation with great joy and surprise,” commented Bob Yur. “We thank President Bush and his foundation for such an honored occasion.”
The Director of the Bush Library and Museum, Warren Finch, has been with the Library and Museum since before the dedication 20 years ago. “It seems like it was but yesterday that the Library and Museum opened on a clear and crisp November morning twenty years ago; but in those twenty years a lot has happened,” said Finch. “The 20th Anniversary exhibit tells the story of those twenty years. World Leaders coming to the Bush Center, wonderful programming and great events, to include several parachute jumps by President Bush onto the grounds and it looks to the future in anticipation of much more to come.”
Pic 1 (Left): 3 millionth visitor: Bob and Sarah Yur from Richmond, Texas pictured with Warren Finch, Director of the Library and Museum.
Pic 2 (Right): Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and his wife, Susan, with former Vice President Richard B. Cheney
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