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New Exhibit at the National Archives Explores the Early Education of Presidents

Elisabeth Grant | Mar 29, 2007

Beginning this Friday, March 30th and extending through January 1, 2008, a new exhibit, “School House to White House: The Education of the Presidents,” will be on display at the National Archives Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery in Washington, D.C. “School House to White House” features the early education and experiences of presidents Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush, drawing display items from their presidential libraries. Visitors will find out Harry Truman’s middle school thoughts on “Courage,” will see Johnson and Carter’s report cards, and can read Richard Nixon’s 8th grade autobiography. These artifacts and more attempt to offer a glimpse into how these men developed into Presidents of the United States.

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