Obama Presidential Center Updates

Obama Foundation Releases Plans for Fruit and Vegetable Garden Inspired by Mrs. Obama’s White House Garden

May 11, 2022 8:00 AM

Eleanor Roosevelt Fruit and Vegetable Garden to be named in honor of the groundbreaking and longest-serving First Lady Today, the Obama Foundation released… More

The Eleanor Roosevelt Fruit & Vegetable Garden honors a truly groundbreaking First Lady

May 11, 2022 8:00 AM

From our earliest days of planning, we always knew we wanted to have a Fruit & Vegetable Garden at the future Obama Presidential Center. More

Mrs. Obama Honors Her Mother, Marian Robinson, with Naming of Obama Presidential Center Museum Exhibit

May 6, 2022 9:30 AM

CHICAGO – Today, ahead of the Mother’s Day holiday, Mrs. Obama announced that the “Opening the White House” exhibit at the Obama Presidential Center Museum… More

For Mother’s Day, Michelle Obama announces a special honor for her mom Marian Robinson

May 6, 2022 9:30 AM

This morning, former First Lady Michelle Obama shared the note below with our email subscribers announcing that the “Opening the White House” exhibit in the… More

Obama Foundation Announces First Piece in Series of Commissioned Art for Obama Presidential Center

February 28, 2022 7:00 AM

‘Book Bird’ Sculpture by Chicago Artist Richard Hunt to be placed in the Reading Garden of the Chicago Public Library Branch at the… More

Preserving Black History: The HistoryMakers

February 17, 2022 11:15 AM

It all started with an interview with Tuskegee Airman Colonel William R. Thompson. Seated in the cockpit of his P-51, Benjamin O. Davis… More

A message from Michelle Obama: Honoring Hadiya Pendleton at the Obama Presidential Center

January 29, 2022 5:00 AM

For my husband’s second inauguration, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton came down to Washington and performed in the festivities with her majorette squad. A week later, this… More

“I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”

January 10, 2022 10:00 AM

Five years ago today, President Obama returned to Chicago to continue a presidential tradition that dates back more than 200 years to George Washington:… More

The Obama Presidential Center to Honor Civil Rights and Social Justice Heroes “On Whose Shoulders We Stand” in Newly Named Spaces

December 9, 2021 11:23 AM

On the heels of its announcement last month to bring more inclusivity to the traditional naming process, the Obama Foundation is announcing a new set… More