Press Release
January 3, 2013

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Launches Social Media Efforts

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Ashley Elsey

Dallas, TX…The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum launched its social media efforts today on Twitter and Facebook. This latest online outreach is part of the Presidential Library’s preparations for its 2013 spring opening.

Information on construction milestones, library features, exhibits, opening dates, and hours of operation is available via @GWBLibrary and

“Social media is about fostering conversations and developing community. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will seek to connect visitors with history, delivering an engaging experience not only at the museum but through our online efforts as well,” said Alan Lowe, Director.

The Bush Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The National Archives uses social media tools throughout the agency to better serve its customers and American citizens. The agency is committed to promoting transparency, participation, and collaboration to help accomplish its mission as the nation's record keeper to preserve government records and make history more accessible.

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that preserves and shares with the public records that trace the story of our nation, government, and the American people. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives is a public trust upon which our democracy depends, ensuring access to essential evidence that protects the rights of American citizens, documents the actions of the government, and reveals the evolving national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The library is housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a state-of-the-art facility on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.The library and museum accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, hosting public programs, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits. For more information, visit the Library’s website at

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Media Contact: Ashley Elsey,, 214.789.4418


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