April is National Volunteer Month and there is no shortage of volunteer opportunities in Katy, Texas! Just look around you… schools, churches, libraries, museums, hospitals… all need volunteers.
A “volunteer” is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.” Being a volunteer will improve your life, as well as the lives of others.
Spend some time giving of yourself in April and all year round: VOLUNTEER!
Did you know that Texas is home to three presidential libraries?
This is more than any other state in the United States!
Presidential libraries contain important historical documents and artifacts, as well as museums that sponsor educational programs.
For history buffs, like the members of my family, these are wonderful places to visit and learn.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas. 77845 979-691-4000 http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu
A current special exhibit runs from September 1, 2011 to July 29, 2012, and is entitled “Headed to the White House.” It is an interactive exhibit that includes includes hands-on activities that explore the presidential election process from primaries through inauguration.
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705 512-721-0169 http://www.lbjlibrary.org/
Beginning December 2011, the LBJ Library will be undergoing a major redesign that will culminate in a grand opening scheduled for December 2012. Its exhibits will incorporate new technology with interactive elements. Most of the present library, however, will remain open to the public during this redesign.
George W. Bush Presidential Library
1725 Lakepointe Drive
Lewisville, Texas 75057 972-353-0545 www.georgewbushlibrary.gov
Lewisville, Texas is the temporary location for the presidential library and is not open to the public.The permanent Presidential Center will be located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and is expected to be dedicated and opened to the public in 2013.
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