POSTED: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:57am
UPDATED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:11am
Dallas, TX (CNN) — It's a day in presidential history.
All the living U.S. presidents are gathering in Texas for the dedication of the President George W. Bush's library and museum.
The center will give Americans a rare look inside the Bush presidency.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center on Southern Methodist University's campus in Dallas is finally complete.
The library and museum spotlight 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."
Bush staff members and administration officials will attend an invitation-only ceremony on Thursday to dedicate the library.
Inside the library is a full-size replica of the oval office with it's own Rose Garden and iconic items like the bullhorn the President used to address first responders in New York after 9/11.
The library and museum will open to the public on May 1st.