All 5 living U.S. presidents to gather at new Bush library

US President George W. Bush (C) stands with President-elect Barack Obama (2nd L), former President George H.W. Bush (L), former President Bill Clinton (2nd R) and former President Jimmy Carter (R) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2009. Getty Images

President Obama will join his four living predecessors to attend the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center later this month, Time magazine reports.

Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush will host Mr. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn at the April 25 invitation-only ceremony.

The 226,000-sq.-ft. library and museum, housed at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, will open to the public on May 1. The facility will hold records and artifacts from the Bush administration, including items such as a voting booth used in Precinct 9, Sumter County, Florida, in the 2000 presidential election.

The five living U.S. presidents last gathered together at the White House in January 2009 before Mr. Obama was sworn in.

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