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Message from the Bush Foundation CEO




Summer is here and school is out, so come out this month for our upcoming family-friendly events and programs at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

The 12th annual Juneteenth Celebration: “Upholding Freedom’s Legacy” is Thursday, June 19. The Freedom Walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center and travels two miles to the Bush Library Center. Clifton Fifer will present stories about the Buffalo Soldiers and Scouts, the Black Mountain Men, his original music, and a dance called the Buffalo Scout Stomp. Fifer will highlight the important role of the chaplain who served with the Buffalo Soldier troops.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. For more information call 979-691-4006 or email bush.education@nara.gov.

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of President Bush's administration, we're showing a movie he watched when he was living in the White House. Join us Friday, June 20, for the second movie on our new Summer Film Series, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” – a family-friendly adventure of mythical proportions.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars by the Presidential Pond. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start after sundown.

The Bush Library and Museum is again proud to host the College Station Noon Lions Club's "I Love America" July Fourth Celebration. The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. with free admission for everyone all day. Live entertainment, concessions and games for children begin at 5 p.m. The evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display and concert by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, presented by H-E-B, Wells Fargo and Union Pacific.

Free parking is available to the public at Reed Arena and the West Campus Parking Garage on the Texas A&M campus. Shuttles will begin running at 4:30 p.m.

For more go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/julyfourth.

The 2014 Exploring History Summer Camp “Fueling the Future” takes place weekdays July 7 through Aug. 8. There are different themes for each day during the weeklong camps, and parents can register their children ages 7-11 for as many days or weeks as they like; the cost is $30 per day.

Activities include science experiments, field trips and art class. Students will learn about energy conservation, renewable and nonrenewable resources, where energy comes from, and an in-depth look at petroleum and offshore drilling.

For more go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/summercamp.

We look forward to seeing you and your family this summer at the Bush Library and Museum.

 

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

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