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An exhibit room with the phrase "FREEDOM MATTERS" prominently displayed on a blue wall. Two women engage with displays; one reads from a handheld device, and the other interacts with an exhibit podium. Text on the wall provides a reflective narrative on the concept of freedom, suggesting it as a universal aspiration. The setting evokes a sense of the importance of freedom as explored by The Scout Guide.

Freedom Matters Exhibit | Bush Center

March 2 - December 31

An exhibit room with the phrase "FREEDOM MATTERS" prominently displayed on a blue wall. Two women engage with displays; one reads from a handheld device, and the other interacts with an exhibit podium. Text on the wall provides a reflective narrative on the concept of freedom, suggesting it as a universal aspiration. The setting evokes a sense of the importance of freedom as explored by The Scout Guide.

March 2, 2023 – December 31, 2024

Freedom Matters uses rare artifacts and historical documents, interactive activities, and personal perspectives to examine the concept of freedom: where it comes from, what it means, what free societies look like, and the role of the individual in protecting and spreading freedom around the world.

Explore the ongoing pursuit of liberty in a new special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Featuring rare artifacts and interactive activities, Freedom Matters highlights the importance of freedom in building peaceful societies, how the work of freedom advocates has changed the lives of millions, and what we all can learn from the study of history.

Artifacts including a 14th-century copy of the Magna Carta and rare versions of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights, will be on display as well as other pivotal documents and objects from world history, including the newspapers chronicling women’s suffrage, the Emancipation Proclamation and rare books by thinkers from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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