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These online exhibits explore some of the artifacts, photographs and videos, and documents housed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Choose one of the exhibits to begin exploring eight years of American history, the American Presidency, and important issues of public policy. 

Smoke rising above New York City

The 9/11 terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people and changed the world as we knew it.  President George W. Bush led the national response in the uncertain days after the attacks, comforted a grieving nation, and demonstrated to the world the strength of American resolve.

White House State Dining Room

Presidents have long used social events to foster diplomatic ties. The menus and photographs selected for this online exhibit illustrate the wide range of diplomatic and social events hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.

A school child in Germany drew this picture of hope in the aftermath of the tragedy.

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, people from around the world united and voiced their sympathy and support for the United States.  The World Reacts contains a small sample of condolence materials from citizens of over 75 countries.

Christmas at the White House 2002 (P25303-03)

In the spring of 2002, President and Mrs. Bush chose All Creatures Great and Small as that year’s theme celebrating the joy and comfort pets have brought Presidents and their families over the years. All Creatures Great and Small emphasized the importance of family and friends – even furry ones.