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UPDATE: Masks are required for the Museum and the Research Room. The permanent and special exhibits at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are open to the public. The Research Room is open by appointment only. Schedule a virtual orientation prior to booking travel. We continue to respond to written requests for records at Please check our website or for updates on operating hours and status.

This gallery contains 60 photographs taken on September 11, 2001, when President George W. Bush participated in a reading demonstration at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, through October 30, 2001 when the President threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium before Game Three of the World Series. These photos focus on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the President's leadership during that terrible time in our nation's history.