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Bush Museum to Celebrate Birthdays

For Release: June 11, 2002
College Station, TX - The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate two milestones on Wednesday June 12, 2002. President Bush will mark his 78th birthday on June 12th and Mrs. Bush celebrated her birthday, earlier in the week, on June 8th.

In honor of the Former President and First Lady's birthdays, the museum will be serving cake, ice cream and refreshments in the rotunda from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be free balloons for children and games for the young and the young at heart. A trivia quiz will be held every hour and one winner will be selected from all of that hour's entries. The entry drawn with the most correct answers will win a prize from the museum store. In addition, the museum will offer buy one, get one free admission for the entire day.

Currently on display are Fathers and Sons: Two Families, Four Presidents and The Fires of Kuwait. Both exhibits runs through July 31, 2002. Museum 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 $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students, $3.50 for senior citizens 62+ and groups of 20 or more with reservations. Children under 16 as well as Texas A&M and Blinn College students are free.

Built with private donations from thousands of people throughout the world, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum officially opened on November 7, 1997, at a ceremony attended by President and Mrs. Bill Clinton, former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, former First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, members of the Bush family, and distinguished guests. Since its opening, the Bush Library has hosted more than 851,000 visitors, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions of the region.

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum sits on 90 acres located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The Bush Library is the tenth presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and supported in part by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, a non-profit organization.

The textural and audiovisual collections of the Library make it the ideal center of study for Bush Administration scholars. Its archives include more than 38,000,000 pages of personal, Vice Presidential, and Presidential papers of George Bush; 2,000,000 photographs, 5,000 video tapes, 7,000 volumes of printed material and 80,000 museum artifacts.

The financial support of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a model of public/private partnership. The Library is supported by the American people through Federal appropriations, fees generated by admission to the Museum, and through the generosity of thousands of individuals and corporations who donate money and in-kind services to the Bush Library Foundation to support the Library's mission.
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