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Exhibits - 2002

  • After 9/11: Messages from the World and Images of Ground Zero

    November 9, 2002 to April 13, 2003
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    This exhibit highlights the worldwide outpouring of sympathy and condolences left at American embassies and consulates. The artifacts are set against a stunning collection of post 9/11 photographs from Ground Zero.

    Images by photographer Joel Meyerowitz who was working under sponsorship of the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibit contains 28 of over 7000 images that he took.

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  • Ground Zero Flag

    October 4, 2002 to October 14, 2002
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    From Oct. 4 through Oct. 14, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be the home of the Ground Zero Flag that has come to epitomize America's strength and resilience in the wake of the terrible tragedy of Sept. 11. The flag, which spans 8 feet by 12 feet, was the only American flag flying at the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11. It was buried for three days in the rubble following the terrorist attacks.

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  • Remembering 9/11

    August 14, 2002 to January 5, 2003
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    The mere mention of the words "September 11" floods the minds of Americans with a wave of emotions. On August 14, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will commemorate all of the feelings associated with the terrorist attacks in an exhibition of artistic expression of one of the darkest days in our history.

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  • Freedom's Journey

    August 14, 2002 to January 5, 2003
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    The road to the writing of the Declaration of Independence was wrought with danger. Despite the risk of imprisonment and the impending threat of death, a handful of colonists spoke out against tyranny. They fought against the laws and taxes that plagued them. They fought for their right of self-determination and to have an independent nation. This precarious path to freedom can be traced by the artifacts and documents left behind by those brave patriots.

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  • Fathers and Sons: Two Families, Four Presidents

    March 11, 2002 to July 31, 2002
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    Fathers and Sons explores the relationship between the only two sets of fathers and sons to serve as U.S. Presidents. Fathers and Sons traces the extraordinary careers and lives of four unique individuals who have held the highest elected office in our land. Strengthened by the closest of family ties: John Adams and John Quincy Adams…George Bush and George W. Bush. Gallery ViewThey are Fathers and Sons.

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  • White House in Miniature

    November 19, 2001 to February 19, 2002
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    There is nothing miniature about this model. It is huge. At fifty-five feet long and twenty feet wide, this model is an eye popper. This exquisitely furnished replica of the White House has drawn record-breaking crowds all over the country. The Zweifel White House in Miniturefamily, with the blessings of the White House, has devoted thirty years of their life researching, executing, moving and maintaining this extraordinary gift to the people of the United States. Been to the White House lately?

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  • Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives

    October 6, 2001 to February 10, 2002
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    "Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives" celebrates the 20th century. The images in this photography exhibit highlight major events from the past 100 years-from the Wright brothers' first flight to the construction of the Empire State Building, from Omaha Beach to the Persian Gulf. Other images provide historic glimpses of America's rural and urban landscapes as well as reflect times of economic or social change.

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