Government shut down is delaying College Station's 75 year anniversary exhibit

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 4:33pm

Fourteen days after the government shut down, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum remains closed and it's causing some set backs for the city of College Station.

"They came to us about six months ago and we worked out a deal where we could store a lot of our memorabilia and artifacts there and put together something we've never done before," said the city's multimedia coordinator, Michael Neu. "Up until now it's been smooth sailing but now the library is closed, as most everyone knows."

An exhibit celebrating College Station's 75th anniversary was supposed to open up next week on the 21st but because of the shutdown and closure, Neu says that date has been pushed back.

"We're looking at now a three week delay in what we had planned to prepare for our opening on the 21st, so it looks like that opening will be delayed but we won't really know the timetable until the library opens back up," said Neu.

Once the library does open back up though it'll take a couple of weeks to get the exhibit open and ready for the public.

It's unclear if the library will extend the exhibit because of the delay. Right now it's scheduled to run through January 4.

Neu says if for some reason the government remains shut down long term, the city will still have other events scheduled to help celebrate the milestone.

"We will figure out a way so people can enjoy the kinds of stories and memorabilia we've captured regardless."


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