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.
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Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu
Dates: September 24, 2017 – February 19, 2018
This exhibit allows visitors to experience locations that played an integral role in South Africa’s path to racial equality and President Mandela’s personal fight for freedom. Visitors will be able to step into a recreation of the eight-by-seven-foot prison cell that Nelson Mandela was sentenced to live in for 18 of his 27 years in captivity, which visually demonstrates the harsh reality to which he was confined.
The Great Expedition: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase and its Impact on Arkansas
Dates: February 3 – March 4, 2018
This exhibit explores the impact of the most important land deal in American history – one that ultimately created the State of Arkansas. It features three original Louisiana Purchase documents alongside art and artifacts from the Arkansas State Archives, Historic Arkansas Museum, Ouachita Baptist University, and the Tennessee State Museum.
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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