A preview of the George W. Bush Presidential Center - Tucson News Now

A preview of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

DALLAS, TX (KCBD) -

The stage is set in Dallas for the unveiling of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Thousands will descend on the SMU campus Thursday morning for the dedication and the list of distinguished guests is endless. The five living American presidents will be in attendance along with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, just to name a few.

KCBD was given a first-hand tour Wednesday morning of the Bush museum, which opens to the public on May 1st. Inside are thousands of artifacts that depict the Bush's lives before, during and after the White House. However, the most moving portion of the museum is the 9/11 exhibit. Guests viewed a mangled piece of metal from World Trade Tower #2 and museum staff actually encouraged visitors to reach out and touch it. Also on display is the bull horn the president used at Ground Zero, just days after 9/11. Museum guests can also walk through a full-size replica of the Oval Office that leads into a replica of the Rose Garden.

KCBD's Sarah-Blake Morgan and Video journalist Ruben Villarreal will be at tomorrow's dedication and will be bringing you updates starting at 4, leading into the exclusive look at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Thursday night at 10 p.m.

RELATED LINK: 

SLIDESHOW: George W. Bush Presidential Center

 Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Road to Mount Lemmon open with restrictions

    Road to Mount Lemmon open with restrictions

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:39 AM EST2018-01-22 12:39:23 GMT

    The road to Mount Lemmon is closed off to the public due to adverse weather conditions and ice on the roads, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 

    The road to Mount Lemmon is closed off to the public due to adverse weather conditions and ice on the roads, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 

  • Foles leads three-Cat brigade to Super Bowl

    Foles leads three-Cat brigade to Super Bowl

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:21 AM EST2018-01-22 12:21:47 GMT
    Nick Foles played for the Arizona Wildcats from 2009-2011 (Photo courtesy: AP)Nick Foles played for the Arizona Wildcats from 2009-2011 (Photo courtesy: AP)

    Nick Foles ('11) is the first UA quarterback to lead an NFL team to the Super Bowl.

    Nick Foles ('11) is the first UA quarterback to lead an NFL team to the Super Bowl.

  • Freeze Warning has homeless shelter making adjustments

    Freeze Warning has homeless shelter making adjustments

    Sunday, January 21 2018 11:22 PM EST2018-01-22 04:22:52 GMT

    Inside the climate-controlled chapel, with football as the evening entertainment, Steve Michaelis was thankful on this Sunday night. He knows of the alternative. "God bless it. It's a blessing from God. To be able to come in. Anybody that helps somebody like that. They're out there with nothing," he said.

    Inside the climate-controlled chapel, with football as the evening entertainment, Steve Michaelis was thankful on this Sunday night. He knows of the alternative.

Powered by Frankly