From Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago, This Exhibit Explores Presidential Retreats Across the Country

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will present a new special exhibit, "Away from the White House: Presidential Retreats." This exhibit will showcase presidential retreats as unique places of work and attempts at relaxation. Four featured retreats will be highlighted in-depth revealing how U.S. presidents have used these special places for work, rejuvenation, and rest.

The exhibit will also explore other presidential retreats over the last two centuries from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago. Fascinating historical documents, photographs, and numerous artifacts from presidential retreats across the country will be on display, including Ronald Reagan’s aviator glasses, Jimmy Carter’s handwritten remarks from the Camp David accords, and a model of the amphibious car LBJ used for personal pranks.

The hidden historic roles of presidential retreats will include stories of the presidents and first ladies’ daily lives, hobbies, sports, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Visitors will learn about the specific initiatives, challenges, and accomplishments that made each retreat iconic as well as the intimate family memories that endear these unique locations to their occupants.

The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the nonpartisan, public policy arm of the Bush Center. Tickets are $16 for general admission and free for members.

It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But Heritage Village Apartments in Hurst, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!

Event Time/Date:
Monday, April 22, 2019—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
George W. Bush Presidential Center
3001 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75205

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