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Shoup to Address Issues Forum

For Release: March 9, 2004
College Station, TX - Mike Shoup, owner of the Antique Rose Emporium, is the next speaker in the Bush Museum Issues Forum March 9th. Mr. Shoup will be discussing antique roses and the Barbara Bush Botanical Gardens.   Mr. Shoup graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Environmental Studies and then a master's degree from Texas A&M. In 1984 he opened the Antique Rose Emporium, a unique retail center with themed gardens showing the versatility of antique roses and old fashioned perennials.   Mr. Shoup received the 1989 Outstanding Agri-business Person of the Year Award in Horticulture/Agronomy from the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and was a director from 1990 to 1993. He served on the board of directors and as president of the Heritage Rose Foundation. Mr. Shoup has written several articles and provided pictures for trade magazines and national periodicals. He has written two books, Roses in the Southern Garden and Landscaping with Antique Roses , co-authored with Liz Druitt. 

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 forum begins at 7 p.m. in the museum's orientation theater. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are recommended. For more information, or to make reservations, call Amanda Urrutia at 979-691-4015.

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