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Presidential Libraries Stamp Dedication August 4

For Release: July 14, 2005
College Station, TX -

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955, the U.S. Postal Service is issuing a commemorative Presidential Library postage stamp. The new stamp recognizes the libraries' role in preserving and extending access to Presidential materials while recounting the lives and times of many of our nation's Presidents.

The stamp, designed by Howard E. Paine, bears an image of the Presidential seal reproduced in blue against a crème colored background. The type, produced in hand calligraphy by Julian Waters, reads: "Presidential Libraries Fifty Years 37 USA."

The First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremonies will take place at all of the nation's 12 Presidential Libraries and Museums on Aug. 4. The stamp will be unveiled at a brief ceremony at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at 10:30 a.m. in the museum rotunda. A limited number of special collectible items will be available from the museum store, including a limited number of complete sets of all twelve caches from all of the Presidential Libraries. The USPS will have hand cancelled first day covers for sale. For more information, please contact the museum store at (888) 388-2874.

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 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

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