Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts many special events and lectures throughout the year.

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lunes, noviembre 4, 2019

Nicholas Sarantakes on Nixon and Sports

Author of Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports, 1969-1974

NOVEMBER 4 AT 7PM
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING

Nicholas Evan Sartantakes, Professor of History at the Naval War College, will discuss President Nixon’s intertwined, and relatively unknown, relationship with the spectacle of American sports.

While in office, President Nixon did a lot more than just throw out the first baseball of the season; he was a genuine baseball and football fan, and his interest and engagement in American sports had an impact on the culture of the nation.

In this in-depth study, Sarantakes argues that sports are central to understanding Richard Nixon. When watching sports or attending athletic events, Nixon was his most unguarded and articulate. Consequently, Nixon was able to use sports in a way that communicated a recreational pastime, allowing him to effectively express his leadership, values, and policies to the American people.

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lunes, noviembre 11, 2019

Veterans Day Commemoration

Veterans Day Commemoration

Please join us in honoring the service of American military members at our November 11th Veterans Day celebration in the beautiful East Room at the Nixon Presidential Library.

FREE EVENT ADMISSION

NOV 11 – 11 AM CEREMONY

Formal Presentation of Colors by the Troy High School Navy JROTC

Program led by Col. Wayne Scott, USAF, Ret. who will be joined in conversation with World War II veterans, Corporal Nick Devereux, US Army Radioman Second Class Don Fosburg, US Navy

1:30 PM Concert by the Placentia Symphonic Band

The Placentia Symphonic Band is in its 18th year of concerts for the people of Southern California. Since its debut in 2001, the PSB has performed over 230 selections of music in 82 performances and special concerts. The Placentia Symphonic Band has made 49 appearances at the Nixon Library and routinely draws standing-room-only audiences at these events.

Admission to the museum sold separately

lunes, noviembre 18, 2019

Meet Admiral James Stavridis, Former Supreme Allied Commander

Author of Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character

In-Conversation with Hugh Hewitt
NOVEMBER 18 AT 6:00PM
FREE ADMISSION

Admiral James Stavridis, one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, offers an intimate, human account of the lessons of leadership and character contained in the lives and careers of history’s most significant naval commanders.

In his most recent book, «Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character,» Admiral Stavridis brings a lifetime of reflection to bear on the subjects of his study: on naval history, on the vocation of the admiral with its glories and challenges, and on the sweep of global politics. Above all, this is a book that will help you navigate your own life’s voyage: the voyage of character.

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domingo, diciembre 1, 2019

Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication

Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication

Sunday, Dec. 1st

12 PM PROGRAM

Free Event Admission

Join the families of Southern California’s military heroes at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum for the annual Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication on Sunday, December 1 at 12:00 PM.

More than 40 Gold Star families will be given personally inscribed ornaments honoring their family members who lost their lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam.

The program will feature performances by of the Band of the California Battalion. The guest presenter for this event will be Joe Mantegna.

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About Joe Mantegna

Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. Some of Joe’s film and television highlights are; House of Games, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Godfather III, his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated role of Dean Martin in The Ratpack, his Emmy nominated role of Pipi Delana in “The Last Don,” and the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons.

Joe lends much of his free time to a number of philanthropic endeavors. In May of 2012 Joe was appointed the National Spokesperson for The U.S. Army Museum, to lead the fundraising campaign to build the long-planned National Museum of the United States Army. He’s also an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which builds homes for wounded veterans, as well as hosting the National Memorial Day Concert since 2006. His passions also include various autism related charities as well as being a long time supporter of the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children.

In 2014 Joe received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the community and craft of acting. Currently Joe is wrapping up his role as FBI Special Agent David Rossi in the fifteenth and final season of the Hit CBS Drama Criminal Minds.

lunes, diciembre 2, 2019

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Nixon Library

Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Nixon Library

Celebrate 50 years of Christmas with the  Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Mark your calendars and  join us for a family fun evening of holiday cheer!  

Start the holiday season with a great new Yorba Linda community tradition:  Christmas with the Nixons!  You are invited to attend the Nixon Presidential Library’s  2019 Nixon Family Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2.

The festive ceremony officially kicks off our holiday cheer and marks the very special 50th anniversary of  First Lady Pat Nixon opening the White House for candlelight tours during the holidays. 

Following the ceremony will be the first of  two Nixon Library Candlelight Evenings that include:

  • Photos with Santa in the Oval Office!  
  • Pat Nixon’s after hours tours of the Library’s galleries, grounds, Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind special exhibit and the whimsical new Christmas model train show On Track to the Moon and Back.
  • Christmas Carols sung by the Orange Lutheran High School Choir and Orange High School Choir
  • Fun filled readings of the Night Before Christmas by Mrs. Claus. 
  • Magical White House East Room entertainment, activities, food and refreshments.

If you are interested in experiencing the Nixon Family Tree Lighting, please contact Anne Brown. She can be reached at 714-364-1161 or [email protected], or register here.

**Activities will be inside and outside, so bring a coat!

While the Tree Lighting Ceremony is free and open to the public, all Candlelight Evening events and activities require paid admission.

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lunes, diciembre 2, 2019

Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library

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Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library

In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Nixon Library is opening its doors after hours for special Candlelight Evenings for two nights only – December 2 and 12th.

Included with admission, guests will:

  • Explore the special Christmas display, TRAINS featuring five expertly-designed layouts including the all-new Rocket Railroad space-themed layout, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  • Enjoy the popular special exhibit Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind
  • Take photos with Santa Claus in President Nixon’s Oval Office! (digital photo included)
  • Delight in live music featuring Christmas classics in the magnificent White House East Room
  • Take photographs with the beautiful Pat Nixon White House Gingerbread House – custom-baked to look like President Nixon’s birthplace! Sponsored by the Cookie Element of Yorba Linda.
  • Write letters and sign holiday cards for military members serving overseas
  • Create festive Christmas ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree
  • Decorate sugar cookies and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa

PLUS: Discover the history of America’s 37th President in the Nixon Library’s award-winning presidential museum galleries.

These special events are a tribute to First Lady Pat Nixon, her legacy of opening the White House to the American people and her love of Christmas.

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lunes, diciembre 9, 2019

Meet Nikki Haley at the Nixon Library

 

Meet Ambassador Nikki Haley at the Nixon Library

December 9, 2019, 7:30 PM

Author of With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of South Carolina makes her first appearance at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Ambassador Haley will offer her first-hand perspective on the major matters facing our nation and our world, and provide a behind-the-scenes account of her tenure working with President Trump.

Her new, revealing, deeply personal book reveals a woman who can hold her own―and better―in domestic and international power politics, a diplomat who is unafraid to take a principled stand even when it is unpopular, and a leader who seeks to bring Americans together in divisive times.

Admission includes an autographed copy of With All Due Respect.

General Admission: $89.00

Member Admission: $70.00

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If you cannot attend the event but would like to purchase a signed copy of With All Due Respect, click here.

jueves, diciembre 12, 2019

Candlelight Evening Event

In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Nixon Library is opening its doors after hours for one more special Candlelight Evening event on December 12th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Explore the special Christmas display featuring six expertly designed train layouts, enjoy the popular special exhibit Apollo: One Giant Leap for Mankind, take photos with Santa Claus in the Oval Office, listen to a story read by Mrs. Claus, decorate sugar cookies and create festive ornaments in the White House East Room and more!

Don’t miss the last Candlelight Evening of the season – Get Your Tickets Now!

Included with admission, guests will:

  • Explore the special Christmas display, TRAINS featuring SIX expertly-designed layouts including the all-new Rocket Railroad space-themed layout, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  • Enjoy the popular special exhibit Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind
  • Take photos with Santa Claus in President Nixon’s Oval Office! (digital photo included!)
  • Play in a wintery wonderland of SNOW!
  • Delight in live music featuring Christmas classics in the magnificent White House East Room
  • Take photographs with the beautiful Pat Nixon White House Gingerbread House!! Sponsored by Rockwell’s Bakery.
  • Write letters and sign holiday cards for military members serving overseas
  • Create festive Christmas ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree
  • Decorate sugar cookies and enjoy the hot cocoa bar

PLUS: Discover the history of America’s 37th President in the Nixon Library’s award-winning presidential museum galleries!

See highlights from previous Candlelight Evenings: https://youtu.be/jOHOhr1gBQM

Tickets:

Adult Admission: $29
Child Admission (5-11): $16
Child Admission (under 5): Free

Member Adult Admission: $20
Member Child Admission: $10

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domingo, diciembre 15, 2019 – domingo, diciembre 22, 2019

Ancient Chinese Calligraphy Show

Ancient Chinese Calligraphy Show

This special art exhibition in the magnificent East Room will feature prominent calligraphy artworks created by esteemed 1Chinese calligrapher Fo Tao, a master of sinology and descendant of Wang Xizhi, the most celebrated of Chinese calligraphers.

See a remarkable array of calligraphy works and the first of its kind three-dimensional Chinese character sculptures. 

This exhibition is hosted in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the formalization of the U.S.-China relations by the Chinese Culture & Art International Organization (CCAIO), Richard Nixon Foundation, Zijinwanxiang (Beijing) International Communication Centre, and Beijing Shifan Culture & ArtCompany.

See it before its gone – Only open for a limited time!

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jueves, enero 9, 2020

Celebrating President Nixon’s Birthday: Premiere of the New East Room West

Celebrating President Nixon’s Birthday

Premiere of the New East Room West

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Free Library Admission — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

11:00 AM: Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony

  • Laying of a wreath to honor the Memory of President Nixon sent from President Donald J. Trump
  • Keynote remarks by Rear Admiral Robert C. Nowakowski 
  • Patriotic musical performances by Navy Band Southwest 
  • Formal Presentation of the Colors by the Troy High School Navy JROTC Honor Guard  

6:00 PM: Premiere Performance in the all-new White House East Room 

Thanks to the generosity of Charlie and Ling Zhang, the Nixon Library’s iconic East Room has been completely renovated to enable top performance-quality shows, presentations and musical numbers. The New East Room West now boasts first-class audiovisual capabilities, a performance-worthy lighting system, new staging capabilities and custom-made presidential podium, restored wooden floors, shined draperies and new portraits replicating those in the White House.

The premiere performance in the New East Room West will feature keynote remarks on the history of the White House by the most recent White House Curator William G. Allman, who served the families of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Following the remarks, there will be a spectacular performance by Orange County Music and Dance. The concert is free to attend but advance RSVP is required.

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