The “Presidential Corridor” is the road (or roads) between the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum (opened in 1971, at the University of Texas at Austin) and the George Bush Presidnetial Library and Museum (opened in 1997, at Texas A&M in College Station). The Presidential Corridor Association was created by the Texas Legislature, and the term “Presidential Corridor” began by 1997.
Presidential Corridor Association
In 1971 Texas became the proud home of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin. Historians, scholars, tourists and everyday people quickly made the Austin landmark the most-visited Presidential Library in the nation. In 1997 the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Bryan-College Station unveiled the second Presidential Library in Texas.
The LBJ Presidential Library and the George Bush Presidential Library are united by a common mission of education, outreach and enlightenment. The Libraries are also linked physically by five Central Texas counties - Travis, Bastrop, Lee, Burleson and Brazos.
The five counties between the Presidential Libraries and Museums make up the official Presidential Corridor. Picturesque, inviting and unmistakably Texas, the Corridor is a living testament to the historical and cultural diversity proudly displayed in Texas’ Presidential
Libraries and Museums.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, directed by Betty Sue Flowers, is one of 11 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The library houses 40 million pages of historical documents which include the papers from the entire public career of Lyndon Baines Johnson and those of his close associates. The library was dedicated on May 22, 1971, with Johnson and then-President Richard Nixon in attendance.
Wikipedia: George Bush Presidential Library
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. It was dedicated on November 6, 1997 and opened to the public shortly thereafter. It was designed by the architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum.
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