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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home NHS, former President Bill Clinton share memories of his time spent in Hope, Arkansas and looks ahead to the future with lessons learned from his past.

 

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site is hosting special events throughout 2021 in celebration of the park’s 10-year anniversary. From cupcakes to Junior Ranger Day, and everything in-between, there is something for everybody at the park. Free of charge!

Download the park's special 10th anniversary Junior Ranger Activity Book



Monthly Events

April

  • April 6th - 16th – Ten Days of Fascinating Facts

  • A Park Ranger presents a park-specific fact each day, filmed inside the Birthplace Home. Find these on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

  • April 16th - 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • April 16th marks the park’s official 10th anniversary as a national historic site. Join us as we celebrate our official birthday with our community partners and others. Park rangers will present front porch talks at the Birthplace Home. Learn about the preservation of the site and plans for the future. Cupcakes are available for the first 150 guests.

  • April 16th - Everchanging Hope Art and Essay Contest

  • Everchanging Hope Art and Essay Contest kicks off with 4th and 5th graders in local area schools. Students are invited to create original artwork and essays about their ideas of what hope means to them, by connecting their own experiences during this challenging school year to President William Jefferson Clinton’s views of having and keeping hope. This virtual contest is judged by park staff and community members.

May

  • May 7th - Everchanging Hope Art and Essay Contest

  • Winners of the Everchanging Hope Art and Essay Contest. announced and selected artwork and essays showcased on the park’s website throughout the months of May, June, and July.

June

  • June 25th - BARK Ranger Day

  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site is hosting a dog-lovers day dedicated to embracing the BARK Ranger principles and celebrating our furry companions! BARK Ranger swearing-in ceremonies take place throughout the day.

July

  • July 23rd - Junior Ranger Day

  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site welcomes children and their families to a day dedicated to Junior Rangers. Stop by and pick up a Junior Ranger booklet or become a virtual ranger by downloading the Junior Ranger book from the park website. Park rangers will make virtual presentations on our Facebook page throughout the day. Decennial (10-year) Junior Ranger booklet is on the park’s website and Park Rangers will be presenting virtually throughout the day.

August

  • August 19th - A Very Jazzy Decade/Happy Birthday President Clinton

  • Park Ranger Alexandra Remick performs a saxophone jazz piece with the accompaniment of Park Rangers from New Orleans Jazz (virtually) within the Birthplace Home. Find this special program posted on the park’s webpage and social media pages.

*Event disclaimer: Events are subject to change, due to COVID-related requirements. President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site encourages everyone to visit the park’s website (www.nps.gov/wicl) and official calendar of events for the most up-to-date information.

For further information, please call the park at 870-777-4455.

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

117 S. Hervey Street

Hope, Arkansas 71801

www.nps.gov/wicl

www.facebook.com/ClintonBirthplaceNPS

 
 
 
In this home on South Hervey Street, William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton spent the first four years of his life. Pictured is the front room of the home with fireplace, radio and furniture from the late 1940s.
In this home on South Hervey Street, William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton spent the first four years of his life. Pictured is the front room of the home with fireplace, radio and furniture from the late 1940s.

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President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site is located in Hope, Arkansas. Hope is 30 miles east of Texarkana (on the Texas and Arkansas border) and 110 miles west of Little Rock, Arkansas, on Interstate 30. The site includes the Birthplace Home, a visitor center located in an adjacent historic home, and the Virginia Clinton Kelley Memorial Garden.

On August 19, 1946, Virginia Blythe gave birth to her son, William Jefferson Blythe, III. Named for his father, who died before he was born, he grew up to become William Jefferson Clinton - the 42nd president of the United States. He lived in this comfortable frame house in Hope with his widowed mother and her parents for four years after his birth in 1946.

In this house, he learned many of the life lessons that later defined his presidency and his emergence as a global statesman.

The non-profit Clinton Birthplace Foundation, Inc., acquired the home in 1994 and opened the restored house to the public three years later as President Bill Clinton’s 1st Home Museum & Exhibit Center. The foundation added the Virginia Clinton Kelley Memorial Garden to honor President Clinton’s mother. In 2010, the home was officially designated as a National Historic Site in the National Park System and the National Park Service assumed operation of the site in January 2011.

Check back for more information about special programming and events in 2021 to celebrate the decennial of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site.

Last updated: May 27, 2021

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Mailing Address:

117 South Hervey Street
Hope, AR 71801

Phone:

(870) 777-4455
The park's phone number is answered daily between 9:00 am CST/CDT and 5:00 pm CST/CDT. A voicemail message can be left after site hours.

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