George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Newsletter

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

Issues Forum: White House Ghosts Author, Robert Schlesinger
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Issues Forum presents Robert Schlesinger at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 30. This interactive lecture will focus on his book White House Ghosts.

White House Ghosts opens a fresh and revealing window on the modern presidency from FDR to George W. Bush. This is the first book to examine the crucial and often hidden role played by the men and women who help presidents find the words they hope will define their places in history.

Robert Schlesinger is a veteran Washington reporter and a former political editor for the insider publication The Hill. Schlesinger is also a Washington correspondent for The Boston Globe, and has written articles for The Washington Monthly,, the Weekly Standard, and People. When he is not writing, Robert Schlesinger teaches political journalism at Boston University's Washington Journalism Center.

Join us at 7:00pm for this exciting presentation in the Museum Orientation Theater. This event is free to the public with reservations. To ensure your spot, please call (979) 691-4014. Don't miss out on the excitement!

For this event and other events, be sure to check out our website

Children's Costume Contest & Trick or Treating in the Museum
The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum presents our first ever Children's Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treating on October 31in the Rotunda of the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum. This free event is from 5:00-7:00pm and is for children 12 and under. The schedule is as follows:

5:00-6:00pm Trick-or-Treating
6:00-7:00pm Costume Contest

Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes in the following categories:

Ages 0-4
Ages 5-8
Ages 9-12
Best Sci-Fi Costume
Most Original Costume
Best Group or Family

Adults are eligible to participate in the non-age specific categories. A special performance will be rendered by the Texas A&M Speech & Debate team during the judging section of the costume contest and treats will be provided for all. Atkinson Toyota is a proud sponsor of this event and our media sponsors are The Eagle and Bryan Broadcasting. For more information, please contact Tracy Paine at (979) 691-4014 or

Polar Palooza
Why should people in California, Florida, Texas or the Brazos Valley care about the Poles? Why do penguins live in the south and polar bears in the north? How can thousand-year old ice help us understand Earth's future climate? Who are today's polar explorers, and why do they risk frostbite and crevasses to study some of the most extreme conditions on our planet? Where can your students find answers to these questions and hear the latest and most authoritative information about climate change?

Find out the answers to these questions and more on November 5th at 7:00pm in Rudder Auditorium of Texas A&M University as Dr. Mary Albert, Chair of the U.S. Comittee to the International Polar Year, Dr. George Divoky, Research Associate for the Institute of Arctic Biology, and Mr. Sean Topkok, Alaska Native Knowledge Network present an interactive lecture on the poles.

POLAR-PALOOZA, an education and outreach project made possible by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA is an official International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) activity. The people who know the poles best - ice researchers, geologists, oceanographers, climate scientists, biologists and Arctic residents bring "Stories from a Changing Planet" to audiences across the country. The presentation features high-definition videos and authentic polar artifacts - such as a section of Antarctic ice core more than two thousand years old - along with personal anecdotes and engaging stories from some of America's leading researchers. Together with amazing facts about the poles from those who practice science in these remote regions, audiences will hear tales of human daring and cultural innovation which have allowed Alaskan Natives to survive for centuries and permit today's Antarctic researchers to live and work in Antarctica.

POLAR-PALOOZA uses soundscapes and still photographs to create an immersive experience that engages the imagination as well as the mind.

For more information about this lecture and other Polar Palooza events, please visit

Classic Film: Trouble in Paradise
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum continues its Cosmic Comedies Film Series lineup with Trouble in Paradise(1932) on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00pm in the Orientation Theater of the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum.

In this classic film, Trouble in Paradise, centers around a high-class European thief, Gaston Monesque (Hebert Marshall) who meets his sould mate, Lily (Miriam Hopkins), a pickpocket masquerading as a countess. The two join forces and become employed by Mme. Colet (Kay Francis), the beautiful owner of Colet perfume company. Gaston works as Mme. Colet's personal secretary under the alias Monsieur Laval. Rumors start to fly as Monsieur Laval steals Mme. Colet away from her other suitors. When the secret of his true identity catches up to him, Gaston is caught between the two beautiful women.

Cosmic Comedies is a collection of classic films that will feature the genres of comedy and science fiction. This classic film series is provided in conjunction with the Beyond the Moon: NASA's Continuing Mission exhibit.

The Bush Library and the Bush Library Foundation present the Classic Film Series free of charge and invite anyone in the community to attend. Beverages are provided courtesy of Bryan Coca-Cola Bottling Company and popcorn is available at no cost. Refreshments are available in the lobby in the hour preceding the start of each movie. Parking is free and plentiful. For more information, please call Tracy at (979) 691-4014.

George Piro
George Piro, FBI Special Agent, will present the William Waldo Cameron Forum on Public Affairs on November 7 at 6:00pm at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library Center. Special Agent Piro spent seven months debriefing Saddam Hussein after his capture in 2003.

The William Waldo Cameron Forum on Public Affairs was established by an endowment to the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation from Flora
Cameron Crichton as a memorial to her father.

Free public tickets are available in the Bryan-College Station community at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, MSC Box Office at Texas A&M University, Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Eagle, KBTX-TV, and WTAW.

Veteran's Day Celebration featuring Highland Lakes Men's Chorus

The George Bush Presidential Library & Museum proudly presents the Highland Lakes Men's Chorus for its Veteran's Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 11 at 12:30-1:00pm. The Highland Lakes Men's Chorus has 35 members with an average age of 75, which includes two members who are 90 years young.

The Highland Lakes Men's Chorus has performed for numerous service clubs, churches, museums, hospitals, miltary bases, and retirement homes. According to one of the members, Jim Griffith, "so there isn't any confusion between the Highland Lakes Men's Chorus and the Texas A&M Men's Chorus, you might want to simply look for the chorus with the white hair (or, no hair at all) and that's us."

Come hear the chorus at November 11th at 12:30pm in the Rotunda of the Museum.

IPOD Downloads
Experience the Museum in a whole new way! You can now download the Museum's guided tour narrated by President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and their daughter, Doro, on your IPOD. For more information, please visit

Foundation Membership

Foundation membership has its privileges! Various membership levels are available and all include:

Personalized membership card
Free annual admission for two adults to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
10% discount in the Library and Museum Gift Shop and Catalog
Newsletter and quarterly flyers
Additional membership levels include event invitations and special gifts and publications from the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. For more information aboutgiving to the Foundation and the benefits you'll receive, visit the website at

Your gift will help to continue the Library Center's mission of providing a dynamic learning environment for future generations, and you can become an integral part of a creative learning experience that documents the important events of our era.

Library Hours
The hours of the Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library are Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5:00 p.m. Admission to the Museum is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens (62+) and active and retired military with ID, $5.00 for groups of 20 or more with advance reservations. Children (6 and older) are $3.00; Texas A&M and Blinn College students as well as children under 6 are free. Audio wands are also available for $3.00.

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