(click to enlarge) Truman Oval Office
(click to enlarge) Clinton Oval Office
Earlier this summer we drove south from St. Paul, Minnesota through Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas on our way to Albuquerque, New Mexico. We stopped at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. They're very different places, reflecting each president's character, the times in which they governed, and the challenges they faced. These recreations of the Oval Offices give some feeling for the differences.