The George W. Bush Presidential Center

The George W. Bush Presidential Center, set to open May 1, 2013, is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Institute and offices of the George W. Bush Foundation.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center, set to open May 1, 2013, is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Institute and offices of the George W. Bush Foundation.

George W. Bush and Laura Bush


Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush stand in front of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which is set to open May 1. Photo: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Bush Presidential Center


The George W. Bush Presidential Center includes the George W. Bush's Presidential Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Policy Institute, and the offices of the George W. Bush Foundation. Photo: Peter Aaron/Otto for Robert A M Stern Architect

Bush Presidential Center


The George W. Bush Center sits on 23 acres on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Photo: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Bush Presidential Center


The entrance to the George W. Bush Center. Photo: Peter Aaron/Otto for Robert A M Stern Architect

Bush Presidential Center


Freedom Hall at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. At 226,000 square feet it is the second-largest presidential library, behind the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Photo: Peter Aaron/Otto for Robert A M Stern Architect

Bush Presidential Center


Entrance to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. On April 25, the former president and Laura Bush will commemorate the completion of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Photo: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Bush Presidential Center


George W. Bush Presidential Center sits within a 15-acre urban park recreating the historic native prairie landscape of the past. The park recycles all storm water runoff and serves as a demonstration project for using the native landscape to conserve water. Photo: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Bush Presidential Center


The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It is the 13th presidential library in the NARA system. Photo: Peter Aaron/Otto for Robert A M Stern Architect

Bush Presidential Center


The George W. Bush Presidential Center was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. It was built by Manhattan Construction and earned LEED Platinum certification, the highest certification for sustainable development. Photo: George W. Bush Presidential Center

George W. Bush and Laura Bush


Attending the April 25 dedication ceremony will be all of the living presidents and first ladies: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter. Photo: George W. Bush Presidential Center