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Texas A&M campus information regarding former President George H.W. Bush's funeral

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 19:09:06-05

Former President George H.W. Bush will be laid to rest on Thursday at Texas A&M University on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.

Bush will be buried in his family plot, located behind the Bush Library, alongside his wife, Barbara, who died seven months ago, and daughter, Robin, who died in 1953.

Bush did not attend Texas A&M, but in 1991 he chose the university as his site for the presidential library.

Texas A&M Bryan-College Station campuses will maintain regular operations through Wednesday. The entire campus will then close on Thursday, for the burial.

All campuses will reopen on Friday and resume normal operations.

Due to the proximity of the burial site, the Allen Building at Texas A&M will be closed to faculty, staff and students beginning Monday through Thursday.

Though the burial service will be a private Bush family event, the funeral procession on Thursday afternoon will be viewable by the public as the train carrying Bush’s remains enters the Texas A&M campus. To see potential viewing areas, visit this website.

In lieu of flowers, the Bush family requests donations be made at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Here are the Bush Library and Museum hours for the week:

  • Sunday, Dec. 2: Museum hours 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Monday, Dec. 3: Museum hours 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4: Museum and Research room closed.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5: Museum and Research room closed.
  • Thursday, Dec. 6: Museum and Research room closed.
  • Friday, Dec. 7: Museum hours 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free
  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Museum hours 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free
  • Sunday, Dec. 9: Museum hours 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Normal hours and fees apply
  • The gravesite will be open to the public beginning Saturday, Dec. 8.

More information to the President Bush’s connection to Texas A&M and updates regarding the facility and road closures, parking and viewing areas, maps and more, visit this website.

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