Artist rendering of the entrance to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation and Michael McCann for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP.
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Topic  Photograph for Download
   Description
Building
    The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which architect Robert A.M. Stern designed in close consultation with President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, features an exterior of brick and Texas Cordova Cream limestone.
  Day
  On April 25, 2013, Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama joined more than 10,000 other guests on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, to dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
   Night   The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the 13th presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.
   Freedom Hall
  Inside the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Freedom Hall is a dramatic atrium, 67 feet high, ringed by a massive 360-degree LED screen that shows high-definition multimedia clips blending art, history, and entertainment.
9/11 Exhibit
    “Responding to September 11” is one of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum's most poignant, permanent exhibits; displaying a global map of terrorist attacks, news footage, the bullhorn the President used to address First Responders at Ground Zero, and a port authority officer’s badge that the President carried every day. A 22-foot, pulverized steel beam from the World Trade Center stands next to a wall carved with the names of victims of the attack.
  President at Ground Zero
  On Sept. 14, 2001, President George W. Bush stood with firefighter Bob Beckwith in front of the World Trade Center in New York and addressed the First Responders.
   Bullhorn   This bullhorn was used by President Bush on September 14, 2001 when he visited Ground Zero and spoke to the crowd. After someone yelled that he couldn’t hear, the President used the bullhorn to reply, “I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
   Ground Zero Note
   
   9/11 Speech
   
   Howard Badge
  George Howard was a New York Port Authority police officer who on 9/11 was enjoying the beginning of his day off. At home, a spectator like the rest of us, he chose to rush to the Twin Towers in hopes of assisting with evacuations and to save lives. Howard ultimately perished doing exactly that. His mother gifted President Bush his service badge and later, speaking before a joint session of Congress and a national audience, President Bush held Howard’s shield aloft, saying, “It is my reminder of lives that ended and a task that does not end.”
  Steel Beam (Vertical)
  Engineers who have studied the steel — known as a C-11 panel — say it is the remnant of a triple-beam and crossbeam section from upper floors of the World Trade Center. 
  Steel Beam    The New York Port Authority donated this jagged, twisted beam from the World Trade Center, which weighs 1.85 tons, to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. It arrived in Dallas in 2011.
  Steel Beam w/Monitors
  Embedded in a wall carved with the names of those killed on September 11, 2001, monitors in the 9/11 Exhibit show archival news coverage.
  Steel Beam w/Monitors
   
  9/11 Monitors
  The George W. Bush Library and Museum uses news clips, interactive screens, and artifacts to tell the story of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
War in Iraq
Sadam's Pistol
  This 9mm Glock pistol was confiscated from Saddam Hussein when he was removed from the spider hole in Iraq. It is non-functional and was given to the President by the Military specialists who captured Saddam.
  Most Wanted
   
Oval Office
Full-size Replica  (Vertical)
  The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum features a full-size replica of the White House Oval Office where visitors may sit at the Resolute Desk and enjoy the Texas Rose Garden.
  Full-size Replica
   
  Full-size Replica
   
Children-focused Displays
School House Area
  The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum offers free admission tickets to school groups if the Field Trip has been scheduled through Visitor Services at least one month in advance.
  Barney & Miss Beazley Interactive Games
  Because Presidential dog, Barney, loved to play with soccer balls, golf balls, tennis balls, horseshoes, and especially his beloved volleyball, younger visitors may enjoy playing these interactive, video games at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
   Barney & Miss Beazley Statues
  Bronze statues of Bush family dogs, Barney and Miss Beazley, both Scottish Terriers, welcome visitors to the "Life in the White House" section of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
   Reading Area
   
   Reading Area
   
   School Bus
   
Other Displays
Protecting the Environment
   
   Decision Points Theater
  Decision Points Theater challenges visitors to put themselves in presidential shoes and consider various options to the issues President George W. Bush faced. The time-lapse scenarios include declaring war on Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the troop surge in Iraq, and America's financial upheaval.
   Defend the Homeland
   
   Separation of Powers
   
  First Lady Travels
   
Native Texas Park
Bluebonnets in front of Bush Center
  With a native Texas landscape in a 15-acre urban park, the grounds of the George W. Bush Presidential Center reflect the President and Mrs. Bush’s longstanding commitment to environmental conservation and restoration.
  Bluebonnets
  Scheduled each spring, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum offers tremendously popular Bluebonnet Tours through the Native Texas Park.
   Bird   Clearings in the Native Texas Park at the George W. Bush Presidential Center provide habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.
   Wildflowers   The 15-acre Native Texas Park at the George W. Bush Presidential Center features seasonal wildflowers, native plants, and tree-shaded lawns.
   Seep   Each season brings beautiful changes to the prairie landscape of the 15-acre Native Texas Park on the grounds of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
  Butterfly Alley
  The Native Texas Park at the George W. Bush Presidential Center is free and open to the public every day of the year, from sunrise to sunset.
  Bridge over Limestone
 
  Visitors may wander the one-mile network of trails on the grounds of the George W. Bush Presidential Center with self-guided tours.

 

Historic Photographs:

For high resolution photographs taken during President George W. Bush’s administration, follow these instructions to order from our Archives. There is a small processing fee for each photo. Audiovisual materials at the George W. Bush Presidential Library are subject to the requirements of the Presidential Records Act and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). However, audiovisual materials on the Archived White House Website are free and in the public domain.

current Photographs:

Photographs taken after President George W. Bush left office are available from the George W. Bush Presidential Center's flickr site or by contacting Bush Center Media Relations.

more information:

Audiovisual Archives
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Phone: 214-346-1656
Fax: 214-346-1558
Email: photos.gwbush@nara.gov


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