From today’s OC Register:
San Clemente’s Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is seeking the public’s help to gather memorabilia and personal memories from the city’s “Western White House” period for an upcoming exhibit.
“Nixon in San Clemente: The Western White House Years” will run Sept. 28 through Nov. 2 at the Casa, 415 Avenida Granada.
The exhibit will focus on how President Richard Nixon’s decision to make San Clemente’s La Casa Pacifica estate his home changed the town in 1969, putting it on the international map. Nixon, the nation’s 37th president, lived part time in San Clemente as president from 1969 to 1974. After resigning in the Watergate scandal, Nixon lived at his San Clemente estate until he sold it in 1980 and moved to the East Coast.
Casa Romantica is asking anyone who had experience with the Nixons or has mementos from the president’s years in San Clemente to call program director Tom Marshall at 949-498-2139, ext. 16.
The Casa says the exhibit will be produced in cooperation with the San Clemente Historical Society and the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda.
Photo: President and Mrs. Nixon share a laugh in the living room of La Casa Pacifica January 13, 1971.