Christmas Tree in the Bush Presidential Library

The George W. Bush Presidential Library added much to SMU, University Park, Dallas, and Texas. This holiday season there’s an exhibition of the 2001 White House Christmas that has been assembled.

FDR's Christmas House

History, Homes, and Architecture

I love history, homes, and architecture. Combining these passions with the Christmas exhibition is much fun. Replicas of the former Presidents’ homes are displayed with the history and style of each home. One discovers the home presented to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 cost $2,500. This was approximately the cost of some of the historic Munger Place homes when they were built in 1905, and is a thousand times less expensive than the much more modest home of President Bush in the twenty first century. The homes of these Presidents reflect the period, personality, and resources of the President. This Christmas exhibition is one more reason to visit the George W. Bush Library at SMU.

Van Buren's Christmas HouseTheodore Roosevelt's Christmas HouseFDR's Christmas HouseAdams' Christmas HouseJackson's Christmas HouseCoolidge's Christmas HouseMadison's Christmas HouseJefferson's Christmas HouseWashington's Christmas HouseEisenhower's Christmas HouseTruman's Christmas House
Hoover's Christmas House

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