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Message from the Bush Foundation CEO

April is here and there are plenty of notable events happening at the George Bush Presidential Library Center this month.
 
The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Presidency of George H. W. Bush on April 4-6. Panel discussions covered domestic and foreign policy, technology and other significant issues facing modern policymakers. For photos and videos of the event, visit our YouTube Channel and our Flickr site.

On April 24, the Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research will host Lieutenant General (Ret.) Roméo Dallaire to give a presentation entitled “Dallaire’s Story of Courage and Conviction,” which details his actions during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. At that time, Lt. Gen. Dallaire was commanding the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR). Disobeying a command to withdraw, he instead led the effort to protect Rwandans who sought refuge during the country's chaos and appalling genocide.
 
The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Those wishing to attend should contact the Scowcroft Institute before April 22 at 979-458-8015 or online at bush.tamu.edu/scowcroft/events. Additional information on the event and the Glasscock initiative is available at glasscock.tamu.edu/programs/dallaire.
 
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened the new exhibit “Offshore Drilling: The Promise of Discovery” on March. 31. The exhibit focuses on the history, current developments and future of offshore drilling, with an emphasis on the work of George Bush, emerging technologies and ongoing research at Texas A&M University.
 
With Shell as title sponsor and supporting sponsorships from Ensco, Schlumberger, Move Resource Group and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, the exhibit covers all aspects of the search for oil offshore, with a special look at the geology of finding oil, focusing on exploration of the Gulf of Mexico.
 
The exhibit is on display at the museum’s Ansary Gallery of American History through Feb. 1, 2015. For more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/offshore.
 
The College Station Easter Celebration is Saturday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Bush Library and Museum. Activities will include games, face painting, an Easter egg hunt, egg roll, egg toss, complimentary refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny.
 
The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. There will be three different fields for children in age groups 3 and under, 4-5 and 6-7.  A kite-flying contest will begin at 11 a.m. in the field across from the Bush Library and Museum. Children and adults who want to participate must bring their own kite.
 
For more information about the Easter Celebration go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/easter.

We hope you will join us at the Bush Library Center for these great events!
 

Best regards,

 

Frederick D. McClure
Chief Executive Officer
George Bush Presidential Library Foundation

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