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

A picture taken March 26, 2013 shows the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas. The George W. Bush Presidential Center will be dedicated April 25th in Dallas on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
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!:

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Barney’s dog-food dish!:

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

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

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These campaign buttons and bumper stickers!:

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Not on Display

The Mission Accomplished banner:

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The shoe that the Iraqi guy threw at him:

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The pretzel he choked on:

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The window he peered out of during his Katrina flyover:

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:

Five Artifacts Missing From the Bush Center