The Clinton Presidential Center at Little Rock will celebrate Presidents’ Day with free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.
Visitors may tour the permanent and temporary exhibits, stop by the Museum Store and the eatery, according to a news release.
People may also stop by a selfie station and take a photo with the face of a U.S. President. From Washington and Lincoln to Clinton and Bush, visitors can choose their favorite from a bipartisan group of former presidents.
The permanent exhibits chronicle history at the turn of the 21st century. The full-scale replica of the Oval Office and White House Cabinet Room reconstruction give visitors an inside look at working in the White House, according to the release.
Other exhibits include 13 policy alcoves and an interactive 110-foot timeline within which the history of the Clinton Administration unfolds. The third floor includes exhibits about life in the White House: the splendor of state events, gifts from foreign heads of state, the spirit of holiday celebrations, and how the Clintons made the White House their home.
The Clinton Center’s temporary exhibits give visitors a chance to always see something new. Currently, there are three temporary exhibits:
• The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit is open until March 31. Created in 1993 with the encouragement of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in honor of the “Year of American Craft: A Celebration of the Creative Work of the Hand,” the collection includes 73 works created by 78 of America’s foremost craft artists. This exhibit is sponsored by Bank of America and the Windgate Foundation.
• White House Green Building exhibit is open until March 24. The Clinton Administration was committed to improving the environment by encouraging eco-friendly living. When President Clinton was building the Clinton Center, he applied this commitment to the design, construction, and operation of the building. Using videos, interactive games, and a real tiny house, White House Green Building explores the role the Clinton Administration played in the green building movement, according to the news release.
• The Mighty Mississippi: A Mosaic of America’s Growth is open until March 3. On display in conjunction with the Clinton Center’s Fusion: Arts + Humanities Arkansas program, this exhibit will explore the impact of the Mississippi River on commerce, agriculture, the environment, and culture. The exhibit will feature first editions of Mark Twain’s novels, The Prince and the Pauper and The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; two original Normal Rockwell lithographs; the Epiphone guitar and playing knife of Helena native and famed blues guitar player Cedell Davis; and dozens of artifacts, ephemera, and multimedia displays.
Details: www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org, www.Facebook.com/ClintonCenter, and @ClintonCenter on Twitter and Instagram.