The George W. Bush presidential library opened on the Southern Methodist University Campus in Dallas on Thursday.
An estimated 10,000 people attended the opening. The library cost about $250 million dollars. It houses 43,000 artifacts, 70 million pages of paper records and 200 million emails. It has the largest digital archive of any president library, the Los Angeles Times said.
There are 14 presidential libraries and museums. The construction and opening were paid for by private funds. About $500 million was raised for Bushes new library. U.S. taxpayers will pay for upkeep, CBS News said.
All of the living ex-presidents attended the opening, including Obama, who openly campaigned against Bush's moves in his presidency, the Los Angeles Times said.
Admission will be $16 when the library opens to the public on May 1, the Los Angeles Times said.