Tuesday's breakfast may have been more interesting than Monday's lunch.  A day after lunching at the White House with President Obama, former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had breakfast Tuesday with Vice President Biden.  

While Obama has run his last political race, Clinton and Biden are said to be studying a run for presidency themselves in 2016.  Biden and Clinton have known each other for years. They have worked together on national security issues, both as members of the Senate and during Clinton's term at the State Department.  But you can't help but wonder if politics -- specifically 2016 politics -- came up at their breakfast meeting at the vice president's residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Both breakfast partners sought the presidency in 2008. Biden dropped out early, while Clinton lost to Obama in an historic battle for the Democratic nomination.  

Former Clinton aide Paul Begala told CNN there may be another reason for the former first lady's separate meals with Obama and Biden: Showing "the unity of the Democratic party," in contrast to the moderate-conservative clash among Republicans. "There's a terrible fight in the Republican Party going on and here, for once, it's the Democrats who are united," Begala said.

White House officials said the Obama-Clinton lunch was more personal than political. But Clinton and Biden may well be looking at life beyond the Obama administration.

....read more

7.30.13


For President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, friendship was what’s on yesterday’s menu.

The two Democrats and former rivals met for lunch Monday in a private dining room at the White House, spawning a frenzy of predictable media speculation about whether they might be putting their heads together about Clinton’s much-rumored 2016 run.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing that the meal is simply a chance for the two pols to pal around. Over the course of the last four years ... Secretary Clinton and the president have developed not just a strong working relationship, but also a genuine friendship," he said. “And so, it’s largely friendship that’s on the agenda for the lunch today. So it’s not a working lunch as much as it is an opportunity for the two, who saw each other on a pretty frequent basis for the past four years, to get a chance to catch up.”

....read more

7.30.13


NBC plans to air a four-hour miniseries starring Diane Lane as former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton. The miniseries about the once, and possibly future, presidential candidate will "recount Clinton's life as a wife, mother, politician and cabinet member" from 1998 to the present, an NBC statement said. Titled "Hillary," it will start with Clinton living in the White House while her husband is serving his second term.

On Saturday at a meeting of the Television Critics Association, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt described Clinton as "one of the most fascinating women of our time," an even more interesting public figure, given her much anticipated candidacy in the next presidential race. 

....read more

7.26.13


The Clinton House Museum launches a new exhibit entitled “Clinton Meets Kennedy” to commemorate the famous handshake and week of profound impact that kicked off President Clinton’s life of public service in 1963. This year’s 67th session of Boys Nation marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic and cherished moments in the program’s storied history: when a camera snapped a picture of a baby-faced Bill Clinton shaking hands with then-President John F. Kennedy.

Clinton, a 1963 Boys Nation graduate, was in the White House rose garden on July 24, 1963, with the senators from his class as Kennedy addressed the group. As Clinton recalls, he “muscled his way” through the masses and made sure he was front and center when Kennedy approached to shake everyone’s hands.

Clinton addressed this year’s class saying, “I hope that whatever you choose to do in your lives, whatever career you choose, that your week in Boys Nation will inspire the same desire to give back to your community, your country and the people all over the world, the opportunity to serve, to advance the cause of freedom and to empower people everywhere to make the most of their God-given skills is greater than it has ever been.”

7.24.13


It might just be the first step in a makeover of presidential proportions. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared Monday at the Little Rock, Arkansas children's library dedication, sporting a new refined hairdo that could be a sign of her further polishing her image ahead of a 2016 White House bid.

Clinton showed off the coiffed look in Little Rock, where she attended the dedication of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library along with her husband former President Bill Clinton. Her new style features a shorter, feathered look with longer bangs swept off to the side. The former First Lady, wearing a characteristically bright purple pantsuit, greeted attendees warmly before reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to a group of children. After a brief ceremony, Clinton toured the library and took a few questions.

Clinton has sported a variety of hairdos over the years, from a shorter, more blown-out look as First Lady in the 1990s, to a longer, below-the-shoulder-length style that she went with after the 2012 election. Style pundits have, increasingly, paid attention to her hair and wardrobe, as politicos track her every move ahead what many expect will be her inevitable entrance into the 2016 presidential race.

While the election is still more than 1,200 days away, Clinton has done little to shy away from the public spotlight since stepping down as Secretary of State in January. The former Secretary of State has been actively touring on the lecture circuit and is working on her next book, due out in 2014. She’s even receiving endorsements already, even though she hasn’t said whether she’s running. Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill threw her support behind Clinton last month, joining the “Ready for Hillary” SuperPAC that is urging Hillary to run.

7.10.13


Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose lifelong public service career includes turns as secretary of state, presidential candidate, senator and first lady, is the recipient of the 2013 Liberty Medal.

Clinton will receive the medal in a Sept. 10 ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She was not in attendance for Thursday's announcement.

Liberty Medal sponsors and partners said Clinton's nearly four decades of public service exemplify the qualities that the award was established to honor, from her groundbreaking outreach to global leaders to her continuing work to advance opportunities for the world's girls and women.

"The Liberty Medal recognizes individuals who have furthered the ideals of freedom, democracy, and equality, often against great odds," said Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center president and CEO. "Hillary Clinton has devoted her life to expanding opportunities for 'We the People' not just in this country but around the globe."

Liberty Medal sponsors cited Clinton's work as secretary of state from Jan. 2009 to Feb. 2013, when she traveled to 80-plus countries — more than any of her predecessors — "as a champion of human rights, democracy, civil society and opportunities for women and girls around the world."

They also noted her bipartisan efforts as first lady in support of affordable health care and her work as U.S. senator from New York to secure more than $20 billion after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for the city and its first responders.

"Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, chairman of the National Constitution Center, said in a statement.

Previous recipients of the medal, which was established in 1988 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Constitution, include rock singer and human rights activist Bono, former South African President Nelson Mandela and former President Jimmy Carter.

Six winners have subsequently received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, and former President George H.W. Bush were jointly awarded the Liberty Medal in 2006 for their efforts helping victims of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in southeast Asia. Both went on to serve terms as chairmen of the National Constitution Center.

The National Constitution Center, which opened in 2003 near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is dedicated to increasing public understanding of the Constitution through its museum exhibits, public lectures and debates, and educational outreach and research.

....read more

6.28.13


Hillary Rodham Clinton, who through more than three decades in public life has advocated on behalf of children, will be honored this fall by the Children’s Defense Fund. The non-profit organization will recognize Clinton, a former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, at its 40th anniversary celebration on Sept. 30th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Clinton, who as a young lawyer worked on the staff of the Children’s Defense Fund and later served as a board member and chairwoman, will be honored for “her dedication and contributions to child advocacy”.

“Although critical gains have been made for children over these past four decades, much remains to be done,” Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund, said in a statement. “As we celebrate the great milestones in CDF’s history, we will honor the servant leaders across generations who have worked hard with us in the trenches to build a more just nation for all our young.”

Clinton worked on children’s issues as First Lady of Arkansas, beginning in the late 1970s, as well as in the White House during the 1990s. Now a private citizen, Clinton is pursuing a similar agenda through the charitable foundation her husband, President Bill Clinton, began when he left office. She announced earlier this month that at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation she would focus on women’s and children’s issues, among other areas.
 
...read press release

6.27.13


On Tuesday, June 18th, the Clinton House welcomed judges from America In Bloom for breakfast and a tour of the First Ladies Garden.  The Clinton House received special recognition from the judges and the Garden is featured on the cover of this year's Community Profile. 

America in Bloom promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. Founded in 2001, America in Bloom is a national awards program for cities, towns, townships, college and university campuses, business districts, and military installations. Participating communities experience better cooperation among municipal, commercial and residential sectors and build informational and cultural exchanges with neighboring, national, and international communities.  The City of Fayetteville has received national acclaim every year since joining the competition in 2002.   In 2012, Fayetteville was included in The Circle of Champions, the organization's highest honor.




6.19.13

"Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD..." 

Hillary Clinton's Twitter account is now open for business and she is hinting that her future is "to be determined." Though known as a political powerhouse, Clinton struck a playful tone in her 160-character biography.

The 65-year-old also poked fun of herself by posting the infamous photo of her fierce look as she reviews her blackberry, an image that went viral as part of the Texts from Hillary Tumblr page. She referenced the popular page in her first tweet, mentioning the creators — Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe — as part of her motivation to join Twitter. “Thanks for the inspiration @ASmith83 & @Sllambe — I'll take it from here... #tweetsfromhillary.”

...read more


6.10.13

The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission unveiled the 2013 Fayetteville Insider’s Guide, along with an updated www.experiencefayetteville.com website during a news conference held Monday afternoon on the downtown square.

The annual publication offers information for visitors and people looking to relocate to the area, and serves as a resource for local residents. The guide features a pull-out map, lists of attractions and dining options, a festival calendar and more.

....read more


5
.14.13

The Museum will be closed on Sunday, April 1, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Keep in Touch with CHM! 

 * indicates required
 

Come Visit

Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed on Wednesdays

The museum will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. 


Admission

We welcome your donations!  


Special tours available. Please contact museum in advance for information.


Location

930 West Clinton Drive
(some maps say California Drive)
Fayetteville, AR 72701


View Larger Map

Plan An Event

From weddings and receptions to social events and meetings, the Clinton House Museum is a unique and wonderful place to gather. Click the button below to find out more about scheduling an event with us!

Our Mission

The Clinton House Museum and its collections interpret the lives of President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton during the time they lived in Fayetteville and occupied the home at 930 W. Clinton Drive. With its range of programs, exhibits, and special events, the Museum promotes the legacy of the Clintons' commitment to public service and civic engagement for international, national, and local visitors as well as preserves the historic home and its role in Fayetteville, Arkansas history. 

Volunteer

Want to volunteer your time? The Clinton House Museum can always use the time and talents of those interested. We are looking for friendly faces to help make this experience memorable to our visitors.

Get in touch

479-444-0066 or 877-BIL-N-HIL
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.