- Prior Years
National First Family Library & Museum
The National First Families Library and Museum was founded in 2006. An announcement ceremony for the museum/library was held at the first Cherry Blossom Festival with descendants of 26 American Presidents in attendance. The mission of the library/museum is to focus on the lives of the American First Families and to educate visitors on their contributions to history. The location will serve as a central mid-west location, where interested individuals and historians can research the lives of each Presidential family. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the dedication of exhibit items occurred in 2007 at the Cherry Blossom Festival and the museum officially opened its doors in 2008.
The museum was located on the historic Marshfield square for 3 years, housing historic items pertaining to the Presidency. Following the closing of the museum’s physical location, an exhibit of items from the museum’s collection have been featured at the Webster County Museum each April during the Cherry Blossom Festival. This has allowed festival visitors a chance to view the collection and learn from its history, until a permanent home can be found to house the museum. The Cherry Blossom Festival remains committed to the project, continuing to focus on the history of the nation and the families that have shaped it with leadership in the Executive Branch of Government.