Last Updated on February 26, 2014 by Jody Halsted
Deep in the heart of Texas, College Station is not only the home to A&M University but to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Serving as the 41st President of the United States, this stop is a gold mine of information regarding his upbringing, early life and career, becoming President and thereafter. Leave yourself plenty of time as it is truly a wealth of information.
If you're not from the area, the drive into College Station is alone a sight to see. Passing through small towns and wide open country captures a glimpse of what Texas is all about. Once arriving in College Station, the scene will be much different. Home to Texas A&M University, this is a college town rich in history and Texas pride.
Visiting the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
This museum brings “scrapbooking” to an entirely different level. Imagine your entire life in one building. From birth to current. Childhood activities, young adult, wedding, beginning of your career, Presidential run and life thereafter. Don't think the candid moments will be missed; those are thrown in there as well.
This is a great stop for adults and children alike. The visit will be extremely educational. For instance, there's a piece of the Berlin Wall available to view, replicas of a conference room in the White House to have top security meeting and other pieces of history located throughout.
If revisiting history isn't enough, take part in it. Stand at a Presidential podium to give a speech to the nation or sit down and peruse books in Mr. and Mrs. Bush's Children's library. There's something for everyone.
If visiting, be sure to provide plenty of time to enjoy this stop. It's immensely filled with information not only on President Bush but on this nation’s history.