Billgrimage: President Clinton Sites in Arkansas
Clinton Presidential Library and Park
Clinton Presidential Library
The Clinton Presidential Library and Park—America's 12th Presidential Library—is located on the banks of the Arkansas River in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock. The $160-million-dollar structure contains 20,000 square feet of library and museum space, including an authentic replica of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. Educational exhibits in the Clinton Library museum are designed by Ralph Appelbaum and Associates of New York. Among its numerous notable achievements, Appelbaum and Associates created the powerful exhibits featured at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The Clinton Library contains the largest collection of presidential papers and artifacts in U.S. history—many of which are on display for public reading. The exhibits tell the story of Bill Clinton’s presidency and contain interesting information about the Clintons’ time in office.
The Clinton Presidential Library is situated in a 30-acre city park, which replaces an industrial site of old warehouses and vacant space. Also part of the Clinton Library and Park, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is located within the park in the renovated 1899 Choctaw Station. An abandoned Rock Island Railroad Bridge near the Clinton Library has been converted to the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, allowing pedestrian traffic between downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The site is near hotels and restaurants in the main dining, shopping and entertainment districts in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Helpful inks related to the Clinton Presidential Library:
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