Five Artifacts That Are on Display in the Bush Center and Five That Are Definitely Not

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Such treasures within. Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

The George W. Bush Presidential Center being dedicated with great fanfare today at Southern Methodist University in Dallas is part research library, part policy center, and part museum, the latter of which contains many personal artifacts from President Bush's life and presidency. Here are five mementos on display at the museum and five that are not, for obvious reasons. 

On Display

These cowboy boots!:

Boots commemorating George W. Bush's tenure as general managing partner of the Texas Rangers are displayed at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University on April 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library is to take place on April 25 with all five living U.S. Presidents in attendance and an expected 8,000 invitation-only guests. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Barney's dog-food dish!:

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 24: Steel dog bowls with paw shaped feet given as a gift to Presidents George W. Bush sit on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University on April 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library is to take place on April 25 with all five living U.S. Presidents in attendance and an expected 8,000 invitation-only guests. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2013 Getty Images

The bullhorn Bush used on the pile of rubble after 9/11!:

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 24: The bullhorn President George W. Bush used at Ground Zero after the September 11 terrorist attacks is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University on April 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library is to take place on April 25 with all five living U.S. Presidents in attendance and an expected 8,000 invitation-only guests. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2013 Getty Images

The gun Saddam Hussein had on him when he was captured!:

A pistol captured with Saddam Hussein on December, 13, 2003, is displayed during a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University on April 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library is to take place on April 25 with all five living U.S. Presidents in attendance and an expected 8,000 invitation-only guests. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

These campaign buttons and bumper stickers!:

A pistol captured with Saddam Hussein on December, 13, 2003, is displayed during a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University on April 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library is to take place on April 25 with all five living U.S. Presidents in attendance and an expected 8,000 invitation-only guests. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2013 Getty Images

Not on Display

The Mission Accomplished banner:

US President George W. Bush addresses the nation aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln 01 May, 2003, as it sails for Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California. Bush declared major fighting over in Iraq, calling it "one victory in a war on terror" which he said would continue until terrorists are defeated. "In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed," Bush said. Bush touted Saddam Hussein's ouster as "a crucial advance" towards stamping out extremist violence.AFP Photo/Stephen JAFFE Photo: STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images

The shoe that the Iraqi guy threw at him:

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki tries to block US President George W. Bush after an Iraqi man threw his shoes at Bush during a joint press conference and signing ceremony at Maliki's private office during an unannounced visit to Baghdad, Iraq, on December 14, 2008. The trip marks Bush's fourth visit to the country during his presidency. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The pretzel he choked on:

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The window he peered out of during his Katrina flyover:

US President George W. Bush looks out the window of Air Force One 31 August, 2005, as he flies over New Orleans, Louisiana, surveying the damage left by Hurricane Katrina. Returning to Washington from Texas, Air Force One descended to about 5000 feet (1500 meters) to allow Bush to view some of the worst damage from Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi on 29 August. The aircraft was to fly low over the cities of New Orleans, Louisiana; Gulfport and Biloxi in Mississippi ; Mobile, Alabama and others before landing in Washington. Bush is scheduled to chair a meeting of a White House hurricane task force here later 31 August. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: JIM WATSON/2010 AFP

The book he read for seven minutes in a Florida classroom after being told that a second plane had crashed into the World Trade Center: