Celebrate Washington’s birthday and honor all U.S. presidents at the 2014 Presidents Day event, February 15 at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. There will be events throughout the day, including a geneology workshop and screening of the HBO documentary “41.”
Geneology workshop, “Exploring President Bush as Guide to Your Family Research” from 9am-12:00pm. This free half-day workshop will demonstrate how to search records at the National Archives, or on your own through popular geneology websites and online resources, using President George Bush’s ancestral tree a an example. Presenters will guide you through cencus records, military documents, digital newspaper archives, informative websites, and much more.
“An Afternoon of Presidential Fun” from 1:00pm-4:00pm. This event is fun for the whole family. The Mount Rushmore presidents will be walking around and posing for pictures. Crafts and activities for children will take place in the classroom, and local celebrities will be reading presidential books to children. Refreshments will be served and admission to the event is free.
“41” film screeing at 5:30pm. The first documentary to tell Geoge Herbert Bush’s story in his own words, “41” is a rare, intimate glimpse at the life and times of the 41st president of the United States. Writer and film director Jeffrey Roth will introduce the film and discuss what it was like spending that much time with a former president. The event is free, and a DVD signing and reception will follow.
The first 41 museum visitors will receive a “41” pin. Receive 10 percent off the Museum Store all day. The museum will be open regular hours, but the offices and research room will be closed for the federal holiday.
Meet one of America’s most exciting and dynamic presidents, Theodore Roosevelt at the “Celebrate Presidents Day” education program from 10:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-1:30pm. This interactive portrayal will be presented by historical impressionist Peter Small. Mr. Small has performed across the nation, including four presidential libraries and the History Channel. This program is for students grades 3-8 and is available on-site and through distance learning. Free books will be distributed to on-site participants based on registration date and the availability of the books.
For more information about Presidents Day at the Bush Library and Museum, call (979) 691-4014 or visit bushlibrary.tamu.edu/presidentsday