William J. Clinton Presidential Center Announces Contingency Plan

Center Responds to Federal Government Shutdown 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 15, 2013) --  The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is a facility that houses federal, state, and private/non-profit entities.  These entities include the Clinton Library and Museum, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation.

As a result of the federal government shutdown, the permanent exhibits at the Clinton Library and Museum will be closed.  Walk-in visitors cannot be accommodated.

However, previously scheduled school and group tours will be honored although access will be limited to the Center’s temporary exhibit, “And Freedom for All: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”

Forty Two, the Center’s on-site restaurant, the Clinton School of Public Service, the Clinton Museum Store and the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation will remain open.  Foundation event staff will also be available to discuss or plan future events.

For the week of Oct. 14 through Oct. 21, 2013:

*   October 17: THEA Foundation's "Engaging Curious Minds: Introduction to Arkansas A+"will proceed as planned.
*   October 19: The History Day Student Showcase has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
*   All previously scheduled private events will proceed as planned.
For information about programs at the Clinton School of Public Service, please visit www.clintonschool.uasys.edu.
In addition, Forty Two is offering a 25 percent discount on lunch for the duration of the shutdown.  Lunch is available Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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

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