The Clinton Presidential Library in downtown Little Rock annually offers free admission in honor of President Bill Clinton’s birthday. This year the celebration is Saturday, Aug. 17. In addition to being able to tour the center’s exhibits at no cost, there are other special activities planned.
The library’s Super Summer Saturday series for the same day features children’s programs to accompany the temporary exhibit “And Freedom for All: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Professional storytelling and arts and crafts are available for everyone from pre-school to high school students. The display features photographs taken for Look Magazine by Stanley Tretick of the march, which took place Aug. 28, 1963. He went along behind the scenes with organizers and speakers. Approximately 250,000 people took part in the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation’s capital. This is the 50th anniversary of that historic event when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
On Aug. 19, the Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville hosts its President Clinton’s Birthday Celebration. The party marks Mr. Clinton’s 67th birthday with free admission and extended hours. Visitors can enjoy some snacks that were the former president favorites while he was growing up: RC Cola, peanuts, Moon Pies and birthday cake. There will be a card available for signing. The museum is located at 930 West Clinton Drive.