Socks. Buddy. Barney. The Clinton Center pays tribute to presidential pets that helped make the White House a home. From snakes to chocolate Labs, these famous pets provide an enjoyable look at presidential history. The display will include items from President George W. Bush, President Clinton, President George Bush, President Ford, President Nixon, President Johnson, and more.
The opening will include a keynote presentation by Julia Moberg, author of Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived in The White House. Julia Moberg grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Southlake, Texas. She attended New York University, where she received both her BFA and MFA in Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the former editor of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club, and the author of the young adult novel Skies Over Sweetwater.
After the program, Julia Moberg will be signing copies of her book, Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived in The White House. The Clinton Museum Store will be selling copies of the book at the event.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Book-signing and reception to follow.
Clinton Presidential Center
The Julia Moberg program is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required. Questions about the event or to reserve your seats, please email operationslr@
Other free activities include a petting zoo and pony rides from Cockrill's County Critters. Also, the Humane Society of Pulaski County will have on-site adoptions available. These activities will be held in the Clinton Center Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors also will have a chance to meet Viper, the "First Dog" of Arkansas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reservations for the petting zoo, Humane Society and meeting Viper are not required.