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George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

George H W Bush Talks about his Presidential Library

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is dedicated to preserving and making available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. We accomplish this mission by offering rich educational and public programs, original museum exhibits and access to our archival holdings.


The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum informs and enriches learning for all ages about U.S. history, the role of the presidency with special focus on the administration of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and enhances the learning environment through the support of literacy and education programs.


Important Connection Information

Distance learning programs are offered through video conference or recorded for playback anytime throughout the school year.


Selected video conference sites get face-to-face question and answer time with the presenter. Please submit up to three questions to Dr. Shirley Hammond, Director of Education or by phone at (979) 691-4013 two weeks prior to the event. We highly encourage you to submit questions as soon as you register for an event.


To view our scheduled programs go to Connect2Texas and select George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum from the program filter.

Aesop Storytelling Fables by Barbara Hailey

Grades: PreK-3

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 hour


Join Barbara Hailey, author, playwright, and Master Storyteller. She shares the story of an underdog who sought to bring joy to the lives of all. The stories of Aesop are inspirational. Aesop is a stirring storytelling experience that is sure to spread wisdom and inspire hearts and minds! This is a perfect time to reflect on the joy of storytelling. Aesop’s stories give the gifts of understanding and happiness to all!

Benjamin Franklin: An Original American by Gregrobin Smith

Grades: 3-8

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 hour


Benjamin Franklin, An Original American, introduces a unique opportunity for an engaging, lively, thought-provoking educational experience. Interactive in the finest sense of the word, each presentation is real-time exchange of living thought. This is a unique historical perspective that will remain memorable for years to follow.

Celebrate Presidents Day with Abraham Lincoln

Grades: 3-8

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 hour


Dennis Boggs presents an enlightening, informative, and educational look at the life of the 16th president as it might have been told by Abraham Lincoln himself. This program expresses laughter, love, forgiveness, character, determination, morals, leadership, and patriotism. Join us for this unforgettable experience!

Chemistry Road Show with Dr. Jim Pennington

Grades: 3-12

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 hour


Join us to ignite imaginations and engage students using chemistry demonstrations with fire, explosions, weird polymers and super cold materials.


Chemistry contributes to medical education and is the foundation for scientific research. Chemistry is the key to life. Learn more about how research depends on chemistry. Join us to ignite imaginations using chemistry in exciting and educational demonstrations with fire, explosions, weird polymers, and super cold materials! It is presented by Dr. Jim Pennington of the Texas A&M University Chemistry Road Show.

Hank the Cowdog's Ranch Life Escapades of Cowboys and Horses

Grades: 2-6

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 hour


Join us as Hank the Cowdog, the Head of Ranch Security, teaches in a fun way about cowboys and horses in a new ranch life book. Saddle up for some fun as everyone's favorite head of Ranch Security gives readers a glimpse into the world of horses and the life of a working cowboy. Hank’s vibrant author John Erickson will sing songs accompanying himself on the banjo and read from various books using the voices of the characters. Reading is exciting with Hank the Cowdog stories! Join us on this ranching life adventure!

Humorous Poetry by Col. Wayne Edwards

Grades: 3-8

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 hour


Wayne Edwards is a comic poet who brings his humorous poetry to life. Through discussion of the three R's of rhyming verse - Rhyme, Rhythm, and Repetition - he helps inspire interest in both reading poetry for pleasure and writing one's own as a form of art. His humorous illustrations of poems engage and delight all ages. Join us for laughter and enjoyment of poetry! It will inspire creating poems (www.familypoet.com).

Nazi POW Camps in America During World War 2

Grades: 9-12

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 hour


Dr. Arnold Kramer, Historian Emeritus and global expert presents Nazi POW Camps In America During World War 2.


Join a fascinating historical story as Dr. Arnold Kramer delivers insights about the World War 2 Nazi POW camps in America.

Reading Discovery Honoring First Lady Barbara Bush

Grades: 3-8

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 hour


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