Bill Clinton Presidential Library - Little Rock, Arkansas
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park is the presidential library of Bill Clinton, the 42ndpresident of the United States (1993–2001). It is located in Little Rock, Arkansas and includes the Clinton Presidential Library, the offices of the Clinton Foundation, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. It is the thirteenth presidential library to have been completed in the United States, the eleventh to be operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the third to comply with the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
It is situated on 17 acres of land located next to the Arkansas River. The main building cantilevers over the Arkansas River, echoing Clinton's campaign promise of "building a bridge to the 21st century". With a 68,698-square-foot floor plan, the library itself is the largest presidential library in terms of physical area, although the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has the greatest space overall, due to its addition of the 90,000 square feet Air Force One Pavilion in 2005. The archives are the largest as well, containing 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of documents, 21 million email messages, and 79,000 artifacts from the Clinton presidency. The Clinton Library is also the most expensive, with all funding coming from 112,000 private donations. The museum showcases artifacts from Clinton's two terms as president and includes full-scale replicas of the Clinton-era Oval Office and Cabinet Room.
Coversations/Things we learned:
This is another must-see location and one you go out of your way to see. The library and park is massive and takes you back to the 1990s.
Park location and contact:
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 374-4242
Safe Communities Programs
Momentos and States Gifts
States Dinner Table
The White House Cabinet Room
The Oval Office
The Arkansas Governor’s Mansion