The Clinton Presidential Center will host a free kickoff celebration Saturday, Feb. 1, for “Presidential Pets,” a temporary exhibit that will run through April 27.
Presidential Pets Kickoff
Saturday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Clinton Center and Park
The exhibit pays tribute to presidential pets that helped make the White House a home. These famous pets provide a fun look at presidential history, and this multimedia display will include artifacts from these companions-in-chief.
The kickoff event will include stories and a book-signing (10 -11 a.m., Garden View Room) by Julia Moberg, author of “Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House.” (Center programs are free. However, reservations are required. Call 501-748-0419 to make reservations.)
Throughout the event in the Clinton Center Park, Cockrill’s County Critters will provide a petting zoo and pony rides. Also, the Humane Society of Pulaski County will have on-site adoptions available.
Visitors also will have a chance to meet Viper, the “First Dog” of Arkansas! Gov. and Mrs. Beebe’s German shepherd will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Presidential Pets Kickoff is FREE to all ages, but regular admission fees apply to tour the Library. For more information, call (501) 748-0419.