While the politicians bicker about the protocol for the latest pandemic developments, North Texas organizations are quietly preparing for the possibility of Plan Bs being needed for the rest of their 2021 fundraising and activities. One of the first to make a move was The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the SMU campus on Monday.
According to the official word,
We’re sorry, but due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is closed beginning August 9, 2021 until further notice. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at [email protected] Please check the Library and Museum’s website for updates on our operating hours and status.”
The facility that is overseen by the Office of Presidential Libraries is just one of the libraries that has temporarily closed in recent days. Others include the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas, closed on Monday, July 19; Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, closed on Monday, July 26; William J. Clinton Library closed on Monday, August 2; the George H.W. Bush Library closed on Sunday, August 8; and the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin closed on Monday, August 9.
Luckily, all of the Presidential Libraries’ websites are open for viewing.