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The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is a premier destination for visitors from around the world.

George H.W. Bush had already garnered an impressive list of titles before his election as the nation’s 41st President. Bush served as a U.S. Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Republican Party chairman, Chief Liaison to China, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Vice President. This illustrious past, his term as president, his military service during World War II and his successful business career are detailed throughout the exhibitions and archives of the Bush Library and Museum. Museum highlights include actual film footage of Bush’s submarine rescue after his plane was shot down over the island of Chichi Jima in September 1944; an interactive study of the timeline leading up to the Gulf War; examples of gifts given to President Bush when he met with foreign heads of state; replicas of both the Oval Office and the office at Camp David; and much more. The museum also features temporary exhibits on a variety of topics, providing repeat guests a new experience every time.

President and Mrs. Bush with dog in front of the Bush Library for 2002 Christmas card.

The highly anticipated exhibit A Spirit can Ne’er Be Told…A Century of Aggie Football arrived just in time for the first Aggie football game of the season. For more than a century, Texas A&M football has shaped traditions, forged camaraderie for generations of fans, and embodied a spirit that even Presidents of the United States embraced, especially George H.W. Bush. From its humble beginnings in the 1890s, Aggie football has been a driving force for the university, the region, and the state. This exhibit explores the development of Texas A&M University’s football program, and its important role to Texas A&M’s vibrant history. It also provides a glimpse of why President Bush loved Aggieland and what it truly means to be a part of the 12th Man. A Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told…A Century of Aggie Football will be on display in the Ansary Gallery of American History from until April 28, 2024.

Century of Aggie Football Preview Wall.

For information about all these events and exhibits, please visit or call 979‑691‑4000.