The Vice President

Bill Clinton’s selection of Al Gore as his running mate in 1992 marked a generational shift: for the first time, both candidates on a presidential ticket were born after World War II. The pair became the youngest team ever to make it to the White House, and they brought a new vitality to the work of government.
A Vietnam veteran and father of four, Al Gore served eight years in the House of Representatives and eight years in the U.S. Senate—where he became known as an expert on a broad range of issues, from information technology to the environment, and from arms control to Alzheimer’s. Empowered by President Clinton to bring that same energy to the White House, Al Gore transformed the vice presidency, turning a largely ceremonial position into a center of ideas and innovation.
From his office in the West Wing, Gore played an important role in nearly every major decision. He took the lead on a number of high-profile issues: shaping environmental policy, guiding U.S.–Russia relations, streamlining the federal government, and leading administration efforts to support the burgeoning information and telecommunications revolution. He embodied Harry S. Truman’s description of the vice presidency: “It is the man who makes the office, not the office the man.”

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