On January 20th of 1989 George Herbert Walker Bush was sworn in as the 41st President of the United states of America. He would go on to help through the Cold war to help the Soviet Union become Democratic Russia, helped tear down the Berlin Wall and unified Germany with Nato. He left a legacy of uniting not only America, but the world in peace and economic prosperity.
Today that legacy is celebrated Monday through Saturday 9:30 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum. This museum hold exhibits not only about George Bush Sr's Presidency, but his life that lead him to be the 41st president and the service he provided the U.S. afterward. They museum has rotating exhibits as special one time exhibits. They have permanent exhibits as well. Permanent exhibits include Symbols of the Presidency, Family Traditions, Pierce Family, Duty Honor Country, From Flyboy to Goldenboy-Marriage and Yale, Making out Own Way, Taking Risks, The Congressman from Texas, Working for Peace, Serving the Party, The Challenge of the Unknown (China), A Firm Yes (CIA), Journey to the Presidency, Mr. President, The President and Mrs. Bush Request, Press Room Theater, The Seat of Power, Domestic Leadership, Gifts of State, To Help Everyday (Barbara Bush), Literacy Overlook, Camp David, The Berlin Wall/Age of Freedom, Crisis Management, Where Duty Required Us to Stand, Eco- Terrorism, Freedom Tribute, A Tough Campaign and a Life of Service, Fidelity, Private Citizens George and Barbara Bush, A Thousand Points of Light, and finally the Memento Letters and Exit.
A popular exhibit is the "Symbols of the Presidency" which goes over the various icons people associate with presidents such as the Presidential Limousine, the three foot crystal Presidential Seal, and much more! Another popular exhibit is the "Duty, Honor, Country" exhibit exploring George Bush Sr.'s service in the army. The exhibit talks about Pearl Harbor's affect on the future president as well as features a restored 1944 TBM Avenger similar to the one Bush flew as a US Navy Pilot.
Whether you are just passing through, or have an extended vacation, the GHW Bush Library and Museum is a fantastic stop for the patriotic american. Its filled with plenty of history of not only one of the most beloved Presidents, but the transition from World War II to the Cold War and beyond.