2014 Presidential Sites & Libraries Conference

Beyond the Presidency: Historical Context and Modern Reality June 2-4, 2014 Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Presidential sites are the memory keepers of each presidency. They remind us of the best each of these Presidents had to offer in leadership, character, and service. But should they offer only a snapshot in history?

Photos, footage, documents, costumes, and artifacts that immerse us in an earlier time in our own or our Nation’s historical life allow us to view another era. To understand our present and shape our future we must know our past.

In this time continuum, how do sites manage the centrifugal forces of historical context and ever evolving modern reality to shape how they present the history of the time and offer lessons in leadership, character, and service?


The Presidential Sites & Library Conference was a three-day event with two days of sessions book-ended by evening events and tours. Check out these highlights from the event, including recorded audio sessions, photos, and press coverage.

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About the Conference

This national conference is held every four years and is hosted at a site with connections to the American presidency and includes attendees representing institutions from all regions of the country and from across the spectrum of the historical profession.

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