Ranger Exes Memorial - Historic Texas Presidential Libraries in Texas

Of the thirteen presidential libraries in the United States, three are located in Texas. Presidential libraries contain administration records of the former president, artifacts, interactive exhibits, and special exhibits. You can explore the history of our nation and the leaders who helped shape our society. Presidential library museums are open every day except for a few holidays. Photos taken by Webmaster. 1. LBJ LIBRARY LBJ Library in Austin Opened in 1971 and located on the campus of the Texas University in Austin. The interior of the library and museum were redesigned in 2012. Presidential records from the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President of the U.S. from 1963 to 1969) are stored here. There is a 7/8 scale Oval Office that looks exactly as it did during Johnson's Presidency, also the limousine he used after his Presidency. There will be an admission charge soon but free parking. http://www.lbjlibrary.org/ 2. GEORGE H.W. BUSH LIBRARY George H.W. Bush Library in College Station Opened in 1997 and located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Presidential records from the administration of President George H.W. Bush (41st President of the U.S. from 1989 to 1993) are stored here. On display is just a sample of the countless gifts received by President Bush while in office. There is a restored 1944 TBM Avenger, just like the aircraft Bush flew as a Navy pilot in WWII and a replica of Bush's Camp David office. Parking is free but there is an admission charge. http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/ 3. GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CENTER George W. Bush Library Center in Dallas Located on the campus of SMU in Dallas and opened in 2013. Millions of presidential records from the administration of President George W. Bush (43rd President of the U.S. from 2001 to 2009) are stored there. The library has a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, the Texas Rose Garden, warped World Trade Center beams from 9/11 and several interactive elements. There is an admission and parking charge. http://www.bushcenter.org/ Other Texas sites with Presidential ties Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site Denison: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site - where Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in 1890. Stonewall: LBJ Ranch - known as the Texas White House, includes grave of Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson City: LBJ boyhood home Dallas: JFK assassination - location of the spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. WHERE WERE YOU? Other Presidential Libraries 44th Barack H. Obama Presidential Library - opening after 2016 42nd William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, AR Features: Full-scale replica of the Cabinet Room 40th Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, CA Features: The Boeing 707 used as Air Force One 39th Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, GA Features: The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Carter in 2002 38th Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum in Ann Arbor, MI Features: Ford's Eagle Scout sash being the only president to earn the rank 37th Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in College Park, MD 35th John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, MA Features: The Freedom 7 space capsule 34th Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, KS Features: An Enigma machine used by the Nazis to code information 33rd Harry S. Truman Library & Museum in Independence, MO Features: The safety plug from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima 32nd Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, NY Features: FDR's stamps, books, & model ships collection 31st Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum in West Branch, IA