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“I Love America” Fourth of July Celebration

7/4/2016
5:00 - 9:45 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Family Friendly, Holiday, Special Events

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is proud to host the College Station Noon Lions Club's "I Love America" Fourth of July Celebration, July 4, 2016 at the George Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University.

Free parking is available at Fan Field, the gravel parking lot on Research Parkway on the Texas A&M University campus. There will not be shuttles from West Campus Garage or Reed Arena. Handicapped parking is available in Lot 41 in front of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum entrance. Come early and bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Please, no pets or glass containers.

Schedule of Events:

9:30 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum open with free admission all day

5:30 p.m. -- Concession Stands Open

Roasted Corn, Snow Cones, Ice Cream, Kettle Corn, Roasted Nuts, Slovacek’s Sausage, Coca-Cola Beverages, Water and Free Watermelon

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. -- Kids' Zone open with games and bounce houses for children. New this year: Selfie Booth and Paw Paw's Train rides

6 p.m. -- Performance by Xchange

8:45 p.m. -- Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra 

9:30 p.m. -- Fireworks Show

For more information, please call (979) 691-4014 or email reservations.bush@nara.gov.

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Library Issues Forum: "The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting"

8/2/2016
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Orientation Theater
Author Events & Book Signings, Evening, Lectures & Discussions, Special Events

On the morning of August 2, 1990, Iraqi armored divisions invaded the tiny emirate of Kuwait. The invasion drew fierce condemnation from the UN, which demanded their withdrawal. Undeterred by the rhetoric, the Iraqi dictator massed his forces along the Saudi Arabian border and dared the world to stop him. In response, the U.S. led the world community in a coalition of 34 nations in what became known as Operation Desert Storm – a violent air and ground campaign to eject the Iraqis from Kuwait. Leading the charge into Iraq were the men of Eagle Troop in the U.S. Army’s 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. 

Commanded by then-Captain HR McMaster, Eagle Troop was the lead element of the US VII Corps’ advance into Iraq. On February 26, 1991, Eagle Troop encountered the Tawakalna Brigade of Iraq’s elite Republican Guard. By any calculation, the 12 American tanks didn’t stand a chance. Yet within a mere 23 minutes, the M1A1 tanks of Eagle Troop destroyed more than 50 enemy vehicles and plowed a whole through the Iraqi front. History would call it the Battle of 73 Easting.

Join us as we welcome internationally recognized author and military Historian Mike Guardia as he discusses his newest book, “The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting.” A veteran of the United States Army, Guardia served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely-acclaimed “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” the first-ever biography chronicling the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers” starring Mel Gibson. Guardia has twice been nominated for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Book Award and is an active member of the Military Writers Society of America.

The program will begin on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. in the Bush Library and Museum’s orientation theater. Following Mr. Guardia’s talk, we will have a reception in the rotunda, where you will have an opportunity to purchase his book and have it signed. The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Register online at bushlibrary.eventbrite.com or for more information call (979) 691-4014 or email to reservations.bush@nara.gov

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Movies by the Pond: "Herbie Fully Loaded"

8/19/2016
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center's Pond
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

In conjunction with our current special exhibit, “Driven to Drive: Defining Our Identity,” our third movie in the 2016 Summer Film Series will be “Herbie Fully Loaded.”

A third-generation member of a NASCAR family, Maggie Peyton (Lindsey Lohan) has always been forbidden from following her racing dreams by her overprotective father (played by Michael Keaton). But she has no idea her life is about to take a huge u-turn! After discovering the irresistible Herbie in a junkyard, they form a magical team that will save her family and rewrite the racing record books! Released by Disney in 2005, “Herbie Fully Loaded” is 101 minutes long and is rated G.

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 just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.

For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to reservations.bush@nara.gov, or register the link below. Special thanks to Pepsi for providing drinks!

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Movies by the Pond: "Turbo"

9/16/2016
7 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library Center's Pond
Evening, Family Friendly, Films, Special Events

In conjunction with our current special exhibit, “Driven to Drive: Defining Our Identity,” our final movie in the 2016 Summer Film Series will be “Turbo.”

Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) is a speed-obsessed snail with an unusual dream of becoming the world’s greatest racer. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world’s fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, Turbo becomes the ultimate underdog and puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small. Join us as the voices behind the characters, including Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, and Maya Rudolph, bring this film to life. Released by DreamWorks in 2013, “Turbo” is 96 minutes long and is rated PG.

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 just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.

For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to reservations.bush@nara.gov, or register at the link below. Special thanks to Pepsi for providing drinks!

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