Special Events & Programs

Annual Head of the Class Bash (Pre-K – Twelfth Grades)
August 5, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Clinton Presidential Center
August 12, 2017 • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Pine Bluff Convention Center
 
We kicked-off the new school year at our Annual Head of the Class Bash. The first 3,000 students received free backpacks and back-to-school supplies. We also provided free immunizations; dental and vision screenings; healthy cooking demonstration; and entertainment.

The Clinton Center took Head of the Class Bash to Pine Bluff to support B.R.A.V.E.’s Project Fresh Start event with backpacks and school supplies for students. The Clinton Center also brought dental and health screenings, as well as healthy cooking demonstrations.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Movie Screening
October 4, 5, & 6, 2017 • 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In conjunction with the Clinton Center's current temporary exhibit, Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu, we will host FREE movie screenings of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom for students. Tours of the exhibit will be available following the screening. Please note, this movie is rated PG-13. Please ensure appropriate permissions are made before attending the screening.

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Letters from Anne and Martin (Sixth – Twelfth Grades)
Presented in partnership with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.
October 19, 2017 • 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us at the Clinton Center for Letters from Anne and Martin, a performance that combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Developed from excerpts from The Diary of Anne Frank and Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” this program evokes the important messages from these legendary figures as they write of their hopes and plans for a peaceful and unified world. Following the presentation, staff of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect will facilitate a discussion.

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Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor: Mrs. Irene Butter
January 31, 2018

The Clinton Center’s outdoor installation, The Anne Frank Tree, provides a unique opportunity for students of all ages to learn more about the ongoing struggle for social justice and human rights. On January 31, 2018, on the Jewish holiday Tu BiShvat, which means “New Year for Trees,” Holocaust survivor Mrs. Irene Butter will lead two educational programs. Butter was born in Berlin and grew up as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Europe. A survivor of two concentration camps, she came to the United States in 1945. Since the late 1980s, she has been teaching students about the Holocaust and the lessons she learned during those traumatic years. She continues to travel the country and speak about the Holocaust and her upcoming memoir, Seize the Sky, which will further detail her journey.

Black History Month Student Programs (Third – Eighth Grades)
Presented in partnership with Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School.
School Programs: February 22, 23, 25 2018 • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. - noon
Public Program: February 25, 2018 • 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 
We will celebrate Black History Month with a series of historically-rooted performances by Parkview High School drama, choir, and orchestra students. This annual educational and entertaining experience, inspired by the Clinton Center’s temporary exhibit, Louder Than Words - Rock, Power, and Politics, enlightens students about events that influenced the history of our country. Additional program details will be announced.
 
Spring Break at the Center
March 19 - 23, 2018
In conjunction with Louder Than Words - Rock, Power, and Politics, students will have the opportunity to Rock! Bring your children to be a part of a musical experience and learn how to jam like the pros. Additional exhibit-related activities will be announced. Spring Break activities are free; however, admission fees to tour the Clinton Center still apply.
 
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018
Mentoring Session: March 10, 2018 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fashion Show: April 8, 2018 • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The seventh annual Curbside Couture, Arkansas’s largest “green” fashion show, will feature recycled and up cycled designs. Third-Twelfth grade students are invited to apply their creativity and technical skills to create wearable designs made of recycled material. Students will have the opportunity to attend a mentoring session with acclaimed fashion designers, including Korto Momolu, who was first runner-up in Project Runway’s fifth season, and the Clinton Center’s own Connie Fails. To register, please visit www.clintonfoundation.org/curbsidecouture. For more information about the event, please contact Connie Failsat 501-748-0405 or [email protected].

Super Summer Saturdays
June 16, 23, & 30; July 14, 21, & 28, 2018

The Clinton Center welcomes families to enjoy free activities on Saturdays. This summer, we will offer fun and educational musically-inspired programming aligned with our summer temporary exhibit Louder Than Words - Rock, Power, and Politics. Super Summer Saturday activities are free, but regular admission fees to tour the permanent and temporary exhibits apply. Additional program details will be announced.

Culinary Camp 2018
Year Four: June 11-15, Year Three: June 18-22, Year Two (session 1): June 25-29, 2018, Year Two (session 2): July 16-20, Year One: July 23-27, 2018

The culinary staff of Forty Two and the staff of the Educational Programs Department lead this unique week-long summer day camp. Over the progression of four years, student chefs learn proper culinary techniques, discuss nutritional information, visit local farms, and much more. Students participate in exciting food challenges throughout the week and conclude by preparing and executing a special reception to reveal their new culinary skills to family members and guests. One week camp fees are $300 for Clinton Presidential Center members and $350 for non-members. At graduation, students earn essential culinary supplies. Space and need-based scholarship opportunities are limited. Please monitor www.clintonfoundation.org/culinarycamp for updates and registration.

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The Clinton Center

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is the home of the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation; the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; the Clinton School of Public Service, the first institution in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree; and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a national bipartisan executive-style leadership development initiative. Additionally, the Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, presenting a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.

Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. It’s farm-to-table in a modern museum setting. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store, conveniently located in the lobby of the museum, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectibles, and more. The Museum Store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Admission fees are NOT required to shop at the Museum Store; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website