OffExplore our nation’s most powerful office right in Orange County at the newly re-opened Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The museum is situated adjacent to the 37th U.S. President’s 1910 birthplace – a humble farmhouse built by Nixon’s father over 100 years ago – where guests can take a tour. The museum hopes that visitors gain an interest in American civic life by being so deeply immersed in a dimension of the country’s rich Presidential history.
The museum will feature exact replicas of the Wilson Desk, the presidential desk that President Nixon sat behind. (President Obama uses the Resolute Desk, not the historic Wilson Desk.) There will also be an iconic bust of Abraham Lincoln, grand portrait of George Washington, the world-famous blue carpet with the Presidential Seal woven in the middle, and deep yellow curtains in a shade that Pat Nixon used to call “California gold.” Visitors will not only get the opportunity to walk through, but will also be able to sit behind the Wilson Desk for a photograph.
Guests can also climb aboard Marine One, the presidential helicopter that had taken President Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford to various places around the world. Have the iconic helicopter take you back to the “Age of Nixon.”
Stop by for an upcoming event:
· Meet Geoffrey Cowan on Wednesday, August 3rd at 7 p.m.: Author of Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary, Cowan will discuss how T. Roosevelt’s presidential campaign changed American politics. Register online.
· Meet Steve Forbes on Wednesday, August 10th at 7 p.m.: The nation's preeminent voice in business will share his powerful and provocative ideas on our nation and the future of the economy. Forbes will give his thoughts on the 2016 election and the important economic issues that the candidates will need to address this fall. Register online.
The Richard Nixon Library also holds a weekly Sunday Concert Series. Performances are free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the music begins at 2 p.m. A few of the upcoming concerts are the following:
· July 31st: A Celebration of Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday, Hershel Green baritone, Ann Patrick Green, pianist
· August 7th: A cappella choir, Braille Institute
· August 14th: Concert Cellist, Henry Chen
· August 21st: Orange County Wind Ensemble
· August 28th: Violin/Piano Duo, April Kim, violin, Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano
For groups of 15 or more, schedule a group, guided tour around President Nixon’s birthplace. If guests sign up for a guest tour, every member of the group will receive 10% off merchandise in the museum store. To book, contact Visitor Services Director Anne Brown by phone at (714) 364-1161 or by email at [email protected].
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