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  • November 30 Thursday

    College Station, TX - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Join us as we light the George Bush Presidential Library Center's Community Christmas Tree!
  • November 15 Wednesday

    Ann Arbor, MI - 3:00pm

    Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

    The Library, in partnership with the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presented a fireside chat with Hank Meijer, Vice Chair of the Ford Presidential Foundation and author of Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. The book examines life and career of Senator Vandenberg as he evolved from a young politician drawn toward isolationism to become an important proponent of internationalism and an enduring role for America on the world stage.
  • Ann Arbor, MI - 3:00pm

    Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

    The Library, in partnership with the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presented a fireside chat with Hank Meijer, Vice Chair of the Ford Presidential Foundation and author of Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. The book examines life and career of Senator Vandenberg as he evolved from a young politician drawn toward isolationism to become an important proponent of internationalism and an enduring role for America on the world stage.
  • Ann Arbor, MI - 1:00pm

    Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

    The Library, in partnership with the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presented a fireside chat with Hank Meijer, Vice Chair of the Ford Presidential Foundation and author of Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. The book examines life and career of Senator Vandenberg as he evolved from a young politician drawn toward isolationism to become an important proponent of internationalism and an enduring role for America on the world stage.
  • Ann Arbor, MI - 1:00pm

    Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

    The Library, in partnership with the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presented a fireside chat with Hank Meijer, Vice Chair of the Ford Presidential Foundation and author of Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. The book examines life and career of Senator Vandenberg as he evolved from a young politician drawn toward isolationism to become an important proponent of internationalism and an enduring role for America on the world stage.
  • Ann Arbor, MI - 11:00am

    Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

    The Library, in partnership with the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presented a fireside chat with Hank Meijer, Vice Chair of the Ford Presidential Foundation and author of Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. The book examines life and career of Senator Vandenberg as he evolved from a young politician drawn toward isolationism to become an important proponent of internationalism and an enduring role for America on the world stage.
  • Ann Arbor, MI - 11:00am

    Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

    The Library, in partnership with the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, presented a fireside chat with Hank Meijer, Vice Chair of the Ford Presidential Foundation and author of Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. The book examines life and career of Senator Vandenberg as he evolved from a young politician drawn toward isolationism to become an important proponent of internationalism and an enduring role for America on the world stage.
  • Washington, DC - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Story Time in the ReSource Room for Pre-Schoolers and Adults

    During story time for 3- to 5-year-olds, children listen to stories and create a craft related to Thanksgiving and the White House.
  • November 14 Tuesday

    Grand Rapids, MI - 3:00pm

    Arlington and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Tom Tudor gives a two part talk in one great event. The first part focuses on Mr. Tudor's personal connection with the historic cemetery as he recalls his time standing watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The second part gives the history of Arlington National Cemetery and discusses some of America's finest who are laid to rest within the gates.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 3:00pm

    Arlington and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Tom Tudor gives a two part talk in one great event. The first part focuses on Mr. Tudor's personal connection with the historic cemetery as he recalls his time standing watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The second part gives the history of Arlington National Cemetery and discusses some of America's finest who are laid to rest within the gates.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 1:00pm

    Arlington and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Tom Tudor gives a two part talk in one great event. The first part focuses on Mr. Tudor's personal connection with the historic cemetery as he recalls his time standing watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The second part gives the history of Arlington National Cemetery and discusses some of America's finest who are laid to rest within the gates.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 1:00pm

    Arlington and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Tom Tudor gives a two part talk in one great event. The first part focuses on Mr. Tudor's personal connection with the historic cemetery as he recalls his time standing watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The second part gives the history of Arlington National Cemetery and discusses some of America's finest who are laid to rest within the gates.
  • New York, NY - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Finding Family Genealogy Series - The New York Gateway: Immigration, Emigration and Migration

    Finding Family Genealogy Fall Series 2017 at the National Archives at New York City The New York Gateway: Immigration, Emigration and Migration
  • Washington, DC - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

    In "Enduring Vietnam," James Wright recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of the families who grieved for those who did not return.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 11:00am

    Arlington and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Tom Tudor gives a two part talk in one great event. The first part focuses on Mr. Tudor's personal connection with the historic cemetery as he recalls his time standing watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The second part gives the history of Arlington National Cemetery and discusses some of America's finest who are laid to rest within the gates.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 11:00am

    Arlington and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Tom Tudor gives a two part talk in one great event. The first part focuses on Mr. Tudor's personal connection with the historic cemetery as he recalls his time standing watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The second part gives the history of Arlington National Cemetery and discusses some of America's finest who are laid to rest within the gates.
  • November 9 Thursday

    Grand Rapids, MI - 3:00pm

    The Meaning of the Vietnam War - Vietnam War Lecture Series

    Fredrik Logevall, winner the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 3:00pm

    The Meaning of the Vietnam War - Vietnam War Lecture Series

    Fredrik Logevall, winner the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 1:00pm

    The Meaning of the Vietnam War - Vietnam War Lecture Series

    Fredrik Logevall, winner the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 1:00pm

    The Meaning of the Vietnam War - Vietnam War Lecture Series

    Fredrik Logevall, winner the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
  • Washington, DC - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

    Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball, will discuss his biography of Robert F. Kennedy.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 11:00am

    The Meaning of the Vietnam War - Vietnam War Lecture Series

    Fredrik Logevall, winner the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 11:00am

    The Meaning of the Vietnam War - Vietnam War Lecture Series

    Fredrik Logevall, winner the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
  • November 7 Tuesday

    Washington, DC - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided

    In "Our Year of War," Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger (retired) tells the gritty and engaging story of two brothers who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life.
  • Kansas City, MO - 6:00am to 7:00pm

    Election Day

    The National Archives at Kansas City will be a polling site for local elections.
  • November 4 Saturday

    Washington, DC - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Citizenship Family Day

    Explore Archives records through hands-on activities to discover what it takes to become a U.S. citizen.
  • November 1 Wednesday

    Grand Rapids, MI - 3:00pm

    Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History

    GRAND RAPIDS AND ANN ARBOR -- Kenneth Walsh, one of the longest serving White House correspondents in history and author of White House Photographers and How They Shape History, delighted crowds totaling 340 attendees with presentations at both the Museum and Library. He shared fascinating stories of how official White House photographers have evolved into the ultimate insiders and used that access and friendship to create fundamental impressions and public images of presidents through the art of photography.
  • Grand Rapids, MI - 3:00pm

    Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History

    GRAND RAPIDS AND ANN ARBOR -- Kenneth Walsh, one of the longest serving White House correspondents in history and author of White House Photographers and How They Shape History, delighted crowds totaling 340 attendees with presentations at both the Museum and Library. He shared fascinating stories of how official White House photographers have evolved into the ultimate insiders and used that access and friendship to create fundamental impressions and public images of presidents through the art of photography.

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.

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