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Preserving American Railroad Heritage

For Release: April 17, 2006
College Station, TX - The Bush Museum Issues Forum presents John Hankey, former curator at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland on April 27, 2006. He will speak about preservation and interpretation challenges at contemporary railroad museums.

John Hankey was formerly the curator at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. He has written extensively on preserving American railway heritage in Locomotive and Railway Preservation. Currently, Mr. Hankey works as a consultant assisting railroad museums with redesigning exhibits and preserving the legacy of American railroads.

The Bush Museum Issues Forum strives to present leading experts in their respective fields. The forum also provides a vehicle in which the local community can be engaged in discussion concerning topics and issues that face our nation. In the past, the Museum Issues Forum has addressed a wide variety of topics including terrorism, LBJ, Central Europe, and the role of intelligence in national security.

The Issues Forum begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Bush Complex. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are recommended. For more information, or to make reservations, call Amanda Urrutia at 979-691-4015.

The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens 62+ and active and retired military with ID, as well as groups of 20 or more with advance reservations. Children 6 and older are $2.00; TAMU and Blinn College students as well as children under 6 are free.

For this and other events, be sure to check out our website http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu
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