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VGo Robot Millie Tours

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Barbara Bush

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VGo Robot "Millie" Tours

Learn about World War II and President George H. W. Bush's experiences as a Naval Aviator. Remotely control your tour through the World War II exhibit by driving VGO Robot "Millie", named after the First Dog of the 41st Bush Administration and shown in the photo with First Lady Barbara Bush and Kip Robins (ESC 6). Free 45-minute virtual tours with an Education Volunteer are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with prior registration. Free registrations for VGo Robot "Millie" programs offered through distance learning at:


Upcoming Programs

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The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Education Department is to inform and enrich learning for all ages about United States history, the role of the presidency with special focus on the administration of George Bush, the 41st president of the United States, and to enhance the learning environment through the support of literacy and education programs.

Our goal is to serve as an educational resource through programs available to everyone. Distance learning programs are offered through interactive video conferences, live streaming or recorded for playback anytime. Register at www.Connect2Texas.net/bushlibrary41 for our distance learning programs free online. We seek to expand our collaborations in educational endeavors and offer varied opportunities to strengthen student learning around the world.

As a presidential library and museum within the National Archives and Records Administration, we preserve more than 44 million pages of documents, 2 million photographs, and thousands of hours of sound and video recordings in our textual and audio-visual archives. The museum's collections contain more than 100,000 artifacts documenting the life and times of George Bush.

Providing access to digitized records of the archives is an important public service mission of the Bush Library and Museum and the Education Department. Many of our educational programs utilize digitized documents and records from the textual and audio-visual archives, enhancing the overall learning experience through the use of rich primary-source materials. Visit http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/education for program resources and www.presidentialtimeline.org/timeline/bin/ for selected exhibits and educational activities using digitized primary sources from the Bush Library and Museum. For additional educational opportunities offered through the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Education Department, please email bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4013.

The partnership of the Bush Library with the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and Big Thought gives students (9th grade - college sophomore) an opportunity to enter the Young Spurs Writing Contest. Winners of this national non-fiction essay contest will be published in The Dallas Morning News. For more national essay contest details, please visit:


Please view Writing the Historical Essay program presented at the Bush Library by Bryan Burrough to expand your understanding of this genre at:

See "Seeing Texas History Through Its Larger Than Life Characters" at http://www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41/ (free registration)

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091