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A glance at the George W. Bush Presidential Center

8:03 AM, Apr 25, 2013   |    comments
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A picture taken March 26, 2013 shows the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas. The George W. Bush Presidential Center will be dedicated April 25th in Dallas on the campus of Southern Methodist University. AFP PHOTO/ Mladen ANTONOV

DALLAS (AP) - The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which houses Bush's library and museum along with his policy institute, will be dedicated in a ceremony Thursday on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Here are some facts on the center:

  • The about 226,000-square-foot center is located on 23 acres. 
  • The grounds include a 15-acre urban park that recreates a Texas prairie. 
  • The library and museum holds more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails and 4 million digital photographs. It's the largest holding of digital records of any presidential library. 
  • The 14,000-square-foot permanent exhibit in the museum includes parts dedicated to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the Florida recount and various other historical events. 
  • The Bush library is the 13th presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. It's the third presidential library in Texas.


Associated Press

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