The Clinton Presidential Library is happy to host special events and programs that will enhance your entire family's experience. Check back often as new programs and events are announced.
Spring Break Activity: Instrumental Petting Zoo
Dates: March 24-28, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Great Hall
Back by popular demand! In partnership with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), the Clinton Center will host the second Instrumental Petting Zoo. Students can touch and play string, woodwind, and brass instruments, meet the musicians, hear special demonstrative performances by ASO members, and enter to win a musical prize. Spring break activities are free; however, admission fees to tour the Center apply.
Arkansas High School Jazz Festival
Dates: April 25-26, 2014
Location: Clinton Center and Park
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, this free festival is an opportunity for students to enjoy and learn more about jazz, a truly American art form. In partnership with the Arkansas Jazz Educators, the Arkansas High School Jazz Festival will feature performances by top-ranking high school jazz bands from around the state, as well as showcase the talents of professional musicians. The public is invited to attend the performances. More details to be announced.
Clinton Center Culinary Camps
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 23-27, 2014 - 4th year students
July 7-11, 2014 - 3rd year students
July 14-18, 2014 - 2nd year students
July 21-25, 2014 - 1st year (grades 7-8)
July 28- Aug. 1, 2014 - 1st year (grades 4-6)
Clinton Center Executive Chef and Arkansas Iron Chef Stephen Burrow, along with the culinary staff at the Clinton Center, will lead this exciting and educational day camp. Students will receive hands-on training; make their own nutritious lunches and snacks, and learn special tips from distinguished speakers in the culinary field. To wrap up the camp experience, campers will host a special reception for family members and guests to showcase their new culinary skills.
Cost: $225 for Clinton Center Members $250 for non-members
For more information on a Clinton Center membership, please contact Lena Harden at 501-370-8000.
Cost includes camp fees, snacks, lunch, and materials needed for the class. First-year students will earn their chef’s jacket and culinary tools at graduation. Second, third and fourth-year students will earn culinary tool sets at graduation. Space is limited. To register, please contact Mindy Hammond at 501-748-0454 or visit www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org.
Black History Month Programming
Civil Rights Act 1964 – President Lyndon Baines Johnson
Student Program: February 27- 28, 2014 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - Noon
Public Program: February 27, 2014 at 7 p.m.
This presentation will focus on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the nation’s benchmark civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination. This act was signed into law by President Johnson. This theatrical program presented by the Fine Arts Department of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School will explore the events of 1963 that led to the passage of this significant legislation. Space is limited. To register, please contact Joyce Willis at 501-748-0472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s History Month Programming
Empowering Women and Girls
Panel Discussion • March 17, 2014
Student Program: 10 to 11 a.m.
Public Program: 6 p.m.
From women’s suffrage movements in the early 20th century to the Arab Spring, countless exceptional women have redefined their role in the world on their own terms. Yet, the reality for many girls and women is still stark: over 60 million girls still do not have access to primary education; approximately 10 million women die each year due to nonexistent or low-quality health care; and three out of every four war fatalities are women or children. The education and empowerment of girls and women is not only a moral issue, it is also a critical economic issue. Ensuring access to education, financial capital, and political participation for women is among the most impactful strategies for advancing long-term sustainable development. From the creation of all-girls’ schools to women-run microcredit cooperatives, how can students support the projects that are working to empower girls and women? This panel will bring together practitioners and pioneers who will explore the tangible ways in which young people can continue to build a better future for girls and women around the world.
Please note that dates and times of events are subject to change. Please contact the Clinton Presidential Library with questions concerning programs.