Presidential libraries: from Boston to Honolulu ... or maybe Chicago
Now that President Obama is entering his second term, the planning for his presidential library is sure to gather steam, and maybe generate some heat, too. A decision must be made about whether to place it in Honolulu, the place of his birth, or Chicago, where he cut his political teeth.
There are officially 13 presidential libraries, beginning chronologically with Herbert Hoover's (FDR's predecessor), that are in the federal network first established by the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, opened in 2005, is not actually among them, but it is among the most popular of such venues.
Take our quickie "tour" of these repositories of presidential history:
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
President Herbert Hoover poses in this undated photo.