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|Posted: Thu May 15th, 2008 09:12 pm||
|I have been to several presidential libraries across the US. To me they are all important either political party .
The first one I went to was the Kennedy Library in Boston . I went way back in the 70's the first time and then again two years ago. I was a teenager when he was elected president and the Convention was here in Southern California so many things were so familar . I think each library has a recreation of that's president's oval office. This one has the rocking chair and the coconut with the message craved on it from the PT109 days.
The most moving section is the room with little in it. There is a Kennedy quote on the wall a huge American Flag hanging from the high ceiling and a huge Glass wall facing the bay. Outside on a strip of green is a small sailboat on it's side like it is ready to be put in the water just waiting for Kennedy to come out and lanch it. I cried the first time I was there in that room. I cried again this last visit.
The Jimmy Carter Museum in Atlanta is also an interesting museum. His Nobel Prize medal is on display as is his sweater he wore in the White House.
The Nixon Library is here in Southern California in Yorba Linda. I have been there twice . The first time was to listen to the author of Team of Rivals speak. Shes spoke in a replica of the East Wing . I felt I was in the White House.
They also have a train exhibit each Christmas. Two years ago my friends and I went up to see the trains. All kinds of model trains displayed. I am thinking this next year I need to go again . Last time the bookstore had a sale on books . You know I loaded up.
I have not been to the Regan library yet but I have heard great things about it and it is on my list to visit since it is here in Southern California too,.