Museum and Exhibits


Permanent Exhibits

The exhibits tell a story of the Clinton Presidency. They feature the campaign, inauguration, and special policy sections that highlight the work of the President, including that of the First Lady and Vice President Al Gore. The exhibits are a historical walkway of the Clinton Presidency through photographs, video clips and countless artifacts. The permanent exhibits were designed by Ralph Applebaum Associates.

Temporary Exhibits

White House, Green Building

Open: September 8, 2018 – March 24th, 2019
This exhibit explores how the Clinton administration worked to improve the environment, the green building design elements incorporated into the Clinton Presidential Center, and ways to make sustainable living a part of your everyday life. The exhibit uses videos, augmented reality games, hands-on interactives, photos and text to teach about those themes. You can even walk through a full size tiny house built in the gallery!

White House Collection of American Crafts 25th Anniversary Exhibit

Open: September 17, 2018 – March 3, 2019
The White House Collection of American Crafts was commissioned by First Lady Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton in 1993 as part of the “Year of American Craft: A Celebration of the Creative Work of the Hand.” The collection includes 73 works of glass, metal, ceramic, fiber, and wood, created by seventy-seven of America’s foremost artists. This exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of theses contemporary American crafts being displayed in the formal public rooms of the White House.

Visiting the Museum

Find museum hours, maps and contact information to help plan your trip. Also information about student and family field trips and tours.

Online Exhibits

The Clinton Digital Library is a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum to everyone, anywhere in the world. Whether you are a lover of history, a student working on a school project, or a scholar, the Clinton Digital Library allows you to keyword search for archival documents, videos, audio recordings, and photographs and to search, browse, and view whole files, just as you could if you came to the Library’s research room in-person. In addition, online exhibits highlight digitized materials related to a specific topic.

From Inside Our Vaults

Over 100,000 items were given to President Clinton during his presidency from both American citizens as well as foreign citizens and heads of state. These gifts make up our artifact collection. To keep these items preserved for generations to come they are kept in a dark and cold storage area. Since most of the items will never be on exhibit, we are providing a sneak peek into the vaults to see the treasures within.

Loan Program

The Clinton Library’s loan program expands access to its archival and museum holdings and helps educate the public about the American national experience. As part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Clinton Presidential Library follows NARA guidelines for loans.

Before submitting a formal request, borrowers should discuss costs and other likely requirements with staff at the Clinton Library. Sometimes another item from the holdings or a facsimile may be more appropriate. Send inquiries to the attention of the Curator at clinton.library@nara.gov.