Texas’ three presidential libraries topic at Rice’s Baker Institute May 14

The directors of the three presidential libraries in Texas will discuss the role of their institutions and the presidents they represent at a free public forum May 14 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Texas is the only state to have three presidential libraries.

The directors are Warren Finch, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station; Mark Updegrove, LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas at Austin; and Alan Lowe, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Edward Djerejian, founding director of the Baker Institute, will moderate the discussion.

The forum, “Lone Star Treasures: The Presidential Libraries of Texas,” will be 7-8:30 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons.

This interactive forum is the first of the three-part, multicity series “Lone Star Treasures: The Presidential Libraries of Texas,” sponsored by the Texas Tribune. During these events, the presidential library directors will discuss how their institutions preserve history, facilitate research and education and contribute to their communities through public programs and special events.

The May 14 event is sponsored by the Baker Institute and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.

To view the event description and registration information, visit http://bakerinstitute.org/events/lone-star-treasures-the-presidential-libraries-of-texas. A live webcast will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.