Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Presidential Pet Museum

Presidential Pet Museum - Preserving information and artifacts related to the pets who shared the White House with presidents from George Washington to the present.

From the site:

The Presidential Pet Museum was founded in 1999 as a repository and means of preserving information, artifacts, and items related to the Presidential Pets. The Museum is now open to the public for all to view and enjoy. Over 1500 items of interest are displayed for lovers of pets, Presidents and pet trivia. Children learn by association and what better way to educate visitors about our Presidency, than through the White House Pets. Nearly every President had a pet, both exotic and common, and one can learn about them all at the Presidential Pet Museum.

The Museum highlights past and current White House Pets. See a portrait of Lucky (President and Mrs. Reagan's Bouvier des Flandres) made from her own hair, and photos and exhibits of famous pets from George Washington's Horse, Nelson, the Clinton's famous Buddy and Socks to the current White House Pets, Barney, a Scottish Terrier, and Spot, a Springer Spaniel (recently deceased), daughter of Millie Bush.

The Presidential Pet Museum is located only 19 miles from the White House on Route 4, (Pennsylvania Avenue and Wrighton Road) which is on the way to the National Wildlife preservation known as JUG BAY where over 10,000 visitors a year enjoy the wildlife and natural protected lands of the Patuxent River area. Call 410-741-0899 for directions if you wish.

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