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.
Louder Than Words – Rock, Power, and Politics: March 12 – August 5, 2018
Since it burst on the scene, rock and roll has been the soundtrack of American life. It’s been there at every moment – in war and peace, in the struggle for human rights, and in triumph and tragedy. Politically, it marches with us in protest, champions the American Dream, supports campaigns, and amplifies our voices when we demand change. It embraces those who are different and encourages others to do the same. Rock and roll is the voice of “us” – of people around the world who strive to be heard. It reflects our world or a call for it to change. The music speaks for us and with us, and ultimately is louder than words.
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 peak into the vaults to see the treasures within.
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