Arkansas

Presidential Pathways: Bill Clinton Library

After being elected to five terms as governor of Arkansas, it was a natural choice for Bill Clinton to select Little Rock as the site of his presidential library.  The building extends over the Arkansas River reflecting Clinton’s campaign promise of “building a bridge to the 21st century.”  The building was dedicated on Nov. 18, 2004, and contains three stories of exhibits.

Main entrance with banner about temporary exhibit “Play Ball,” which was on loan from the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum.

“Presidential Limousine” on the first floor is one of the three 1993 Cadillac wood limousines built for the president.

“The Cabinet Room” exhibit is a full scale replica from the White House with touch-screen interactive displays.

“Oval Office” exhibit is a replica of the office during Clinton’s presidency.

“The Presidential Timeline” exhibit includes important events and images from each year of Clinton’s presidency.

“Confronting Conflicts, Making Peace” exhibit focuses on Clinton’s foreign policy. Among the exhibit is a set of Matryoshka dolls of world leaders: Bill Clinton, George Bush, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, John Major, Margaret Thatcher, Francois Mitterand, and Saddam Hussein.

The “People’s Gifts” exhibit features a wide variety of gifts given to the Clinton family from 1993 to 2001.

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