Cabinet Room

The Cabinet Room, re-created at the Center, has been the center of presidential decision-making since 1902, when it was added to the West Wing of the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt.
 
Gathered around the long table, the President, cabinet secretaries, and other officials make tough choices about the nation’s future. It was here, in the Cabinet Room, that President John F. Kennedy and his advisers worked to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was also here that President Clinton gathered senior officials to develop economic strategy, to plan military missions in Bosnia and Kosovo, and to develop peace agreements for Northern Ireland and the Middle East.
 
The tallest chair, bearing a brass plaque marked “The President,” sits in a position of honor at the table’s center. Following tradition, President Clinton selected portraits of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt for the walls. He also included a personal favorite: the likeness of George Washington.

Upcoming Events

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. Visit Website

The Clinton Climate Initiative’s Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL) is the first of a new breed of employer-sponsored “energy benefits” which bring energy efficiency and sustainable practices to the workplace. Employee Energy Benefits are turnkey programs that are delivered in much the same way as voluntary benefit offerings, such as a 401k or Flexible Spending Account. As the pioneer program in this movement, HEAL is primarily designed to lower the employee-participant’s home energy expenses, but future Energy Benefit offerings could target other areas of impact such as commuting/transportation or water conservation. Read More