Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts a variety of special events, exhibits, lectures and concerts throughout the year.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

General David Petraeus – Dinner and Discussion

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General David Petraeus

6:00 PM Reception, 7:15 PM Dinner

Dinner and Discussion in the Magnificent White House East Room

General Petraeus will make his first appearance at the Nixon Library to discuss the foreign policy of the Trump administration.

One of the most effective military leaders in recent U.S. history, the Retired Four Star General had a distinguished military career that spanned over 37 years and culminated in six straight commands.

Following his military service, Petraeus led the CIA, where he oversaw significant achievements in America’s global counterterrorism campaign, pursued a substantial initiative to increase worldwide intelligence coverage and guided the development of a strategic plan for the Agency.

 

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library

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Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library

Toy Trains, Santa Claus and White House Traditions

In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is opening its doors after hours for special Candlelight Evenings every Wednesday night this holiday season. New this year!

Included with admission, guests will:

  • Explore the special holiday display, A Whistling White House Wonderland! The exciting fan-favorite exhibit is back with a 10 foot mountain of model trains whistling over bridges and through tunnels
  • Sit for photos with Santa Claus (One complimentary download included)
  • Delight in live Christmas music by the Long Beach City College Evening Wind Symphony
  • Admire First Lady Pat Nixon’s 1971 Gingerbread House Replica
  • Write letters and sign holiday cards for wounded warriors and Marines at Camp Pendleton
  • Create festive Christmas ornaments to bring home for your tree
  • Decorate sugar cookies and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and coffee
  • 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.

Candlelight Evenings are sponsored by Pacific Mercantile Bank.

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Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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

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

Free Parking

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication

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Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication

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 3 at noon.

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 a moving performance of the Band of the California Battalion.

The ornaments will be presented to family members by actor Jack Scalia.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Richard Nixon Foundation Family & Friends Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

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Sponsored by Pacific Mercantile Bank

Richard Nixon Foundation Family & Friends Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

December 5th, 7-9PM

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Cookies from the Cookie Element in Yorba Linda

Join the Richard Nixon Foundation for a fun filled evening of live music, cookies, cocoa and fun! Price per person includes all cookies, icing decorating and beverages.

Foundation Member- Adult-$13
Foundation Member-Child- $8
Children under 5 – Free
General- Adult- $15
General- Children- $10
Children under 5- Free

*Space is limited

Price is inclusive of event only. Tours not included with event ticket.

For questions, please contact Nicole Parsons at nicole@nixonfoundation.org.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library

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Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library

Toy Trains, Santa Claus and White House Traditions

In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is opening its doors after hours for special Candlelight Evenings every Wednesday night this holiday season. New this year!

Included with admission, guests will:

  • Explore the special holiday display, A Whistling White House Wonderland! The exciting fan-favorite exhibit is back with a 10 foot mountain of model trains whistling over bridges and through tunnels
  • Sit for photos with Santa Claus (One complimentary download included)
  • Delight in live Christmas music by the Pizazz Quartet
  • Admire First Lady Pat Nixon’s 1971 Gingerbread House Replica
  • Write letters and sign holiday cards for wounded warriors and Marines at Camp Pendleton
  • Create festive Christmas ornaments to bring home for your tree
  • Decorate sugar cookies and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and coffee
  • 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.

Candlelight Evenings are sponsored by Pacific Mercantile Bank.

REGISTER HERE

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Book Lecture: “Whiplash: JFK to Donald Trump: A Political Odyssey”

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Arnold Steinberg

Author of “Whiplash: JFK to Donald Trump: A Political Odyssey”

Free Event Admission

In this engaging and provocative political memoir, Arnold Steinberg provides an insider’s look into the often widely misunderstood history and nature of political conservatism in American politics, ever since its initial stirrings in the 1950s down to why today’s Generation X has begun to turn against big government and political correctness. His Nixon Library presentation will feature commentary about President Nixon’s political career including the opening to China, aide to Israel during the Yom Kippur War, the end of the military draft, and Civil Rights programs.

Steinberg, a strategist and analyst, wrote two classic graduate textbooks on politics and media. He is a veteran of hundreds of national, state, and local political campaigns, including U.S. Senator James L. Buckley of New York. Over several decades, he has been widely published in magazines, newspapers and online. Sternberg has been interviewed for many publications and has been a frequent guest on television and radio programs. He started in broadcasting as a student panelist for Fred Friendly’s Public Broadcasting Laboratory, the precursor for national public television.

Sternberg’s expertise includes political advertising and polling. He is a court-recognized expert on campaigns, elections, messaging, media, and polling, and has taught public policy and politics at the graduate level. He has been appointed to Federal, state and county boards and commissions, and has worked closely and collaboratively with Democrats and Republicans.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

William F. Buckley and the Presidents – Lecture with Alvin Felzenberg

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Alvin Felzenberg

Author of, “A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley, Jr.”

Free Event Admission

William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In this nuanced biography, Alvin Felzenberg sheds light on little-known aspects of Buckley’s career, including his role as back-channel adviser to policy makers, his intimate friendships and influence with Presidents, his changing views on civil rights, and his break with George W. Bush over the Iraq War.

Felzenberg demonstrates how Buckley conveyed his message across multiple platforms and drew upon his vast network of contacts, his personal charm, his extraordinary wit, and his celebrity status to move the center of political gravity in the United States closer to his point of view. Including many rarely seen photographs, this account of one of the most compelling personalities of American politics will appeal to conservatives, liberals, and even the apolitical.

Alvin S. Felzenberg served in two presidential administrations and was principal spokesman for the 9/11 Commission. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and is the author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn’t). He lives in Washington, DC.

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