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Presidential Retreats - Away from the White House

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Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: Monday March 11, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019
Location: George W. Bush Presidential Center
Address: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX, 75205
Category: Arts / Exhibits
From March 6 to October 6, 2019, the George W. Bush Presidential Center is presenting a special exhibit exploring presidential retreats. Four featured retreats - Camp David in Frederick County, MD, Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, TX, LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, TX, and Walkers Point in Kennebunkport, ME - are highlighted in-depth revealing how U.S. presidents have used these special places for work, rejuvenation, and rest. The exhibit also explores other presidential retreats over the last two centuries from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago.

The hidden historic roles of presidential retreats includes stories of the presidents and first ladies daily lives, hobbies, sports, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Visitors will learn about the specific initiatives, challenges, and accomplishments that made each retreat iconic as well as the intimate family memories that endear these unique locations to their occupants. This also includes the Bush familys use of presidential spaces - for weddings, holidays, and more.

Photo of Prairie Chapel Ranch by Wyman Meinzer

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