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President George Bush and Laura Bush Celebrate Home at the Presidential Library This Christmas Season

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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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Dr. Ronald Jones Gives Talk on Kennedy Assassination at SMU Town and Gown

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Dr. Ronald Jones, Chief of Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center and Now Residency Program Director Lectures on His Accounts During the Kennedy Assassination

Dr. Ronald Jones Seated Next to Douglas Newby at University Park


Dr. Jones seated next to Douglas Newby at the Town and Gown meeting at SMU located in University Park.

The year leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination has brought forward many prominent and important Dallas citizens who have remembered and talked about the events of that memorable day fifty years ago including Dr. Ronald Jones who did the procedures on President Kennedy when he was brought to Parkland Hospital and Dallas civic leader and Mayflower Estates homeowner, Ruth Altshuler, who chaired this year-long event celebrating President Kennedy.

Earlier this month, I sat next to Dr. Jones at a Southern Methodist University Town and Gown dinner where Dr. Jones delivered a first-hand, insightful, and compelling talk on what transpired when he was called to the emergency room as a young thirty-year-old resident surgeon. It was a vastly interesting and deeply moving account from the man who would go on to become the chief of surgery at Baylor Medical Center and now director of its residency program.

This has been a year where Dallas has reflected on the history and grace of the city. The assassination of President Kennedy changed America and transformed Dallas as a community, pushing it towards being an even better city in the face of the harsh criticism it received at the time.

Dr. Jones Lectures on the Kennedy Assassination in University Park


Dr. Jones discussing his experiences treating President Kennedy in the trauma room at Parkland Hospital.

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