Founded by Claire McClean in 1999, the Presidential Pet Museum was established as a means of preserving information, artifacts, and items related to the presidential pets in an educational and fun way. After 18 years, Ms. McClean passed the baton to Bill Helman whose passion for history and animals dovetailed perfectly with her vision for the museum’s growth.
Currently, the museum is open by appointment for media and other interested parties. For appointments and general information contact us. For history and research related queries please contact our Historian-in-Residence here.
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We’ve had lots of media coverage over the years. People all over the world seem fascinated by our humble little museum. Here’s a nice collection of clips that, taken together, weave a nice story about our history.