DALLAS -- After two years of work, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is almost ready to open its doors to the public.
All the living U.S. Presidents gathered in Texas for the dedication of the library, which will give Americans a rare look inside the Bush presidency, spotlighting key moments and some controversial policies and decisions during the 43rd President's two terms in office.
"I know this, that Laura and I gave the presidency 8 years of our life, we gave it our all, made the best judgement calls I could, didn't compromise my principles, and I'm a content man," said former President Bush.
President Obama, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush were on hand Thursday for the ceremonies, which opens to the public May 1
"I always had a good friendly relationship with him. Obviously we had some deep disagreements in terms of policy. But there's no doubt that anybody who takes on this job has a greater appreciation for the challenge that's involved," said former President Clinton.
There's a full-size replica of the Oval Office with its own Rose Garden inside the museum. Visitors will also see iconic items like the bullhorn the President used to address first responders in New York after 9/11.
The library is located on Southern Methodist University's campus.