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The front of the library has a number of flags and has an interesting style and design 8.33 Texas ratingStar
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The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a 90 acre site at Texas A&M University. The library contains papers, records and other archives related to George Bush’s term as president and his prior posts. The museum has approximately 20,000 square feet of display space. Exhibits focus on Bush’s life and family, key events and programs in his administration as well as state gifts and ongoing civic work.

Construction of the library, museum and related facilities began in 1994, and the site opened in 1998. Total cost was $43 million. An $8.3 million renovation of the museum was completed in 2007 and significantly increased interactive displays. In addition to the library and museum, there is a school of government and a conference center. A small tranquil lake is situated behind the museum, and further away is a secluded gravesite containing the grave of Bush's daughter as well as the future grave of President Bush and his wife.

Presidential libraries tend to reflect the personality of the respective president, and the Bush library is no exception. It’s a “by the book” type of place with the features and displays that one would expect a presidential library to have, such as a biographical film, presidential limousine, replica Oval Office, and photos and exhibits on Bush’s life and government service. A more novel exhibit resembling a US soldier's tent in the Gulf War had multiple videos with historical footage; it had a cool factor that will appeal to kids. There are temporary/rotating displays as well, such as on at the time on US presidential elections. It had interactive elements including a teleprompter and more detailed information on the challenges of running a political campaign. A free museum audio tour was available but the displays, both static and electronic, were informative enough to make the audio unnecessary. Spending a half day here was enjoyable and educational. Most people will find something of interest, and a visit is recommended.
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