During his morning briefing, April 2, 2003, President George W. Bush reviews the progress of the war with members of the War Council. (P28531-23A)
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White House Secrets Revealed

Docent talks about White House secrets to begin at GWB Library

DALLAS (10/2/14) – The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has been educating visitors since 2013, and soon visitors will be given an inside look at the White House in a new way through a series of educational docent talks.

The talks - titled “White House Secrets Revealed” - will begin Saturday, Oct. 4 and continue each Saturday through Nov. 22. Each Docent Talk is free, open to the public and will cover one of three topics.   

The first topic – “Know the Situation!” – will allow guests to learn the behind the scenes stories of the Situation Room where so many major crises have been handled since the Kennedy Administration. This session will run on Oct. 4 at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and again at the same times on Nov. 8.

The second topic discussion – “Inside President Bush’s Oval Office” – will first occur on Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will also take place at the same times on Oct. 18 and Oct. 25. During this docent talks guests will have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about the world’s most famous office

The last topic will focus on getting visitors into the holiday spirit. They will cover the upcoming special holiday exhibit “Christmas 2002 – All Creatures Great and Small.” The first of these topic discussions will take place on Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the second on Nov. 22 at the same times.

Alan Lowe, the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, is excited to offer visitors the opportunity to expand their knowledge of President Bush’s time in office while learning from docents who enjoy sharing a wealth of knowledge with others.

“Our docents complete many training hours in order to share the best information with museum visitors every day,” he said.  “I am very proud of all of our volunteers and docents here at the Bush Library, and I am so excited to give the public an opportunity to learn even more from them.”

With the library’s focus on educational initiatives, the Docent Talks are an exciting new way to engage visitors beyond museum exhibits.

For media inquiries, please call 214-346-1670 or email bush43media@nara.gov

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