Clinton House Museum Holds “41st Anniversary Open House”
Welcomes new director, showcases Clintons’ marriage, political careers
What: In observance of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s 41st wedding anniversary, the Clinton House Museum will host a celebratory open house at the couple’s first home and the site where they married.
The event is free to the public and will feature a replica of the Clintons’ wedding cake as well as food, music and photos of the couple throughout the years.
Guests also will have the opportunity to visit with the museum's new director, Angie Albright, and learn more about the man who would go on to serve as Arkansas' attorney general and governor before becoming president of the United States. Guests will also learn more of the history of the woman who would later serve as a U.S. senator and secretary of state before becoming the Democratic presidential candidate.
When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Clinton House Museum
930 W. Clinton Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Additional information: The Clinton House Museum is the first home of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton and is the site where they married Oct. 11, 1975.
A replica of Hillary’s Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax wedding dress, which she purchased at Dillard’s department store for $53 the night before her wedding, sits in the room where the Clintons wed.
A timeline of both Clintons’ early political lives displays history many visitors may be unaware of. Memorabilia from Bill Clinton’s early campaigns and political career is on display throughout the home, including some of his early speeches and television ads from his 1974 and 1976 campaigns.
Behind the home is an English cottage garden, known as the First Ladies Garden, that was created after the Clintons left the White House. The garden displays the favorite plants of every first lady of the United States along with a short bio on each of the women.
Hillary Clinton celebrates her 69th birthday Oct. 26, 2016.