Bush Center in Dallas One of Few Presidential Libraries Open During Shutdown - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Bush Center in Dallas One of Few Presidential Libraries Open During Shutdown



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    FILE - In this April 5, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the George W. Bush Presidential Center is seen, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

    'What's Open?' remains the key question for most during the government shutdown. And if you are looking to visit one of the three presidential libraries that call Texas home, only one remains open -- The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

    The center announced Saturday the museum, Cafe 43 and the store will keep normal hours during the government shutdown. However the research room and archive activities by the National Archives and Records Administration will be closed during the shutdown.

    In College Station, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Center announced they will be closed for the duration of the shutdown.

    In Austin, it is a similar scene at the LBJ Presidential Library where they announced a closure to all visitors during the federal government shutdown.

    Vacationers Help Girl With CP Experience Beach

    [DFW] Beachgoers Carry Girl With Cerebral Palsy Onto Sand

    At the end of July, a wedding at the Don CeSar brought Justin Johnson and Renal Roberts to St. Pete Beach, and while they were relaxing after a game of beach volleyball, they noticed a woman struggling to push a wheelchair on the sand.

    They immediately offered to help the girl, who had cerebral palsy, and carried her to a blanket near the water so should could fully enjoy the beach day.

    "They were shocked. They were very surprised," said Justin Johnson, one of the men who helped carry the girl.

    Unfortunately, the group of friends never learned the names of the girl or her mother.

    Now, they're searching for the family to help them get a better wheelchair for future beach trips.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 6, 2018)

    According to the National Archives, the only presidential libraries that remain open during the shutdown are the Bush Center in Dallas and the Ronald Reagan Museum in California. 

    According to the National Archives contingency plan posted online, if a presidential library shares control with a foundation or university it can continue to operate with the costs being picked up through the foundation.

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