Press Room – Richard Nixon Foundation https://www.nixonfoundation.org Discover how Richard Nixon's legacy continues to shape our world at the Nixon Library. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:18:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nixon Foundation Will Supply President Nixon’s Voice to National Conversation on Vietnam https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/09/nixon-foundation-will-supply-president-nixons-voice-national-conversation-vietnam/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/09/nixon-foundation-will-supply-president-nixons-voice-national-conversation-vietnam/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:50:47 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=30777 September 13, 2017 – The Richard Nixon Foundation looks forward to the national conversation about the Vietnam War that will be generated by the 18-hour documentary The Vietnam War, that will be broadcast PBS beginning September 17th. The Foundation believes it is vital that President Nixon, who inherited and ended the Vietnam War and brought […]

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September 13, 2017 – The Richard Nixon Foundation looks forward to the national conversation about the Vietnam War that will be generated by the 18-hour documentary The Vietnam War, that will be broadcast PBS beginning September 17th.

The Foundation believes it is vital that President Nixon, who inherited and ended the Vietnam War and brought the POWs home, be an active voice in that conversation.

The mission of the Richard Nixon Foundation was first stated by the former President at the opening of the Nixon Library in 1990: “I have insisted that the Nixon Library and Birthplace be not a monument to the career of one man, but a place where visitors and scholars will be able to recall the events of the time I served as President, and to measure and weigh the policies my administration pursued. I hope the Nixon Library and Birthplace will be different – a vital place of discovery and rediscovery, of investigation, of study, debate and analysis.”

The Foundation will make available the following resources to supply President Nixon’s voice to this national conversation on Vietnam:

Rare Video Interviews – In 1983, President Nixon sat down for more than 30 hours of taped interviews with Frank Gannon, a former White House Special Assistant and the Chief Editorial Assistant on the researching and writing of his memoirs. One of the nine interview sessions was devoted specifically to Vietnam. Most of these interviews have never been broadcast.

Click here to watch an excerpt from those interviews.

RN’s Handwritten Yellow Pad Notes – Throughout his public career, Richard Nixon used yellow legal pads to make notes of all kinds. Before every major speech and press conference, he would write extensive outlines to organize and refine his thoughts and words.

Click here to see a sample of the yellow pad notes President Nixon wrote in preparation for the televised address to the nation on November 3, 1969 — the “Silent Majority” speech.

Televised National Addresses – President Nixon made 14 primetime televised addresses to the nation to keep the American people informed about the progress of the Vietnam War and his plans to achieve peace with honor.

Click here to view the address delivered on January 23, 1973, in which President Nixon announced the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords.

White House Tapes – Hundreds of hours of President Nixon’s tape-recorded White House discussions deal with the Vietnam War. A selection will be made available (audio and transcription) by the Foundation.

Click here to listen to one of these tapes.

Excerpts from No More Vietnams – In 1985, the former President published No More Vietnams, in which he described the history of America’s military involvement in Southeast Asia, and critically analyzed his, and his predecessors’, conduct of the war.

He wrote: “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic.”

Click here to read excerpts from No More Vietnams.

For access to these and other resources for media use or to request a digital copy of No More Vietnams, contact Joe Lopez at joe@nixonfoundation.org.

 

About the Richard Nixon Foundation
The Richard Nixon Foundation is a privately supported, nonprofit nonpartisan institution dedicated to informing and educating the public about the life, legacy, and times of the thirty-seventh President. The Foundation owns the 8.2-acre campus and buildings comprising the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and jointly operates the Library and Museum site with the National Archives. For more information, call 714 993-5075 or go to nixonfoundation.org.

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Nixon Foundation Appoints Nicole Parsons as Vice President for Development https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/07/nixon-foundation-appoints-nicole-parsons-vice-president-development/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/07/nixon-foundation-appoints-nicole-parsons-vice-president-development/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:50:03 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=29934 Nixon Foundation Appoints Nicole Parsons as Vice President for Development July 20, 2017 – YORBA LINDA, CA – The Richard Nixon Foundation announced today that Nicole Parsons has joined the Foundation to plan, implement and oversee the Foundation’s advancement initiatives as Vice President for Development. Parsons comes to the Nixon Foundation with a wealth of […]

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Nixon Foundation Appoints Nicole Parsons as Vice President for Development

July 20, 2017 – YORBA LINDA, CA – The Richard Nixon Foundation announced today that Nicole Parsons has joined the Foundation to plan, implement and oversee the Foundation’s advancement initiatives as Vice President for Development.

Parsons comes to the Nixon Foundation with a wealth of experience, having spent the last three years at Harvey Mudd College as the Associate Director of Development. She was instrumental in the Campaign for Harvey Mudd which raised $150 million-dollars for the college.

“We are thrilled to have Nicole on board,” said Bill Baribault, President and CEO of the Richard Nixon Foundation. “The addition of her leadership allows the Foundation to implement, grow and sustain our new forward-looking programs and initiatives.”

“Growing up in Yorba Linda, the Library was an important part of my youth,” said Parsons. “It’s exciting to be back home and have the special opportunity to engage and educate the current and future generations on President Nixon’s legacy and policies, which are as relevant today as they were during his time as President.”

Ms. Parsons began her career fundraising for the Republican Party and worked on the McCain for President Campaign in 2008. After her work in politics, she joined the Office of Advancement at Claremont McKenna College as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving where she successfully rebranded the Res Publica Society, whose donors contributed over 90% of the dollars raised for Claremont McKenna’s record breaking $635 million-dollar campaign, the largest in liberal arts college history.

She earned a master’s degree in business with an emphasis in nonprofit management from the Drucker Business School at Claremont Graduate University and holds a Bachelor of arts degree from University of California, San Diego.

Ms. Parsons is actively involved in the community. She is the founder and past-president of the North Orange County Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter, a member of the fund committee at the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Santa Ana, California, and serves as secretary on the parish council board at her church. She is also a past board member of Combat Veterans for Congress, PAC.

About the Richard Nixon Foundation

The Richard Nixon Foundation is a privately supported, nonprofit nonpartisan institution dedicated to informing and educating the public about the life, legacy, and times of the Thirty-Seventh President. The Foundation owns the 8.2-acre campus and buildings comprising the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and jointly operates the Library and Museum site with the National Archives. For more information, call 714 993-5075 or go to nixonfoundation.org.

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Nixon Library and Museum Honored with Gold SABRE Award https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/05/nixon-library-museum-honored-gold-sabre-award/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/05/nixon-library-museum-honored-gold-sabre-award/#respond Thu, 04 May 2017 02:59:40 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=28988 The Richard Nixon Foundation with its agency partners KTStewart and Pinkston Group was honored with Gold at the 2017 SABRE Awards. Presented by The Holmes Report, the SABRE Awards celebrate superior achievement in branding and engagement. The winners were announced in New York City on May 2, 2017. The Foundation was awarded the Gold SABRE […]

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The Richard Nixon Foundation with its agency partners KTStewart and Pinkston Group was honored with Gold at the 2017 SABRE Awards. Presented by The Holmes Report, the SABRE Awards celebrate superior achievement in branding and engagement. The winners were announced in New York City on May 2, 2017.

The Foundation was awarded the Gold SABRE in the category of “Education and Cultural Institutions” for the campaign “It’s Time to Take Another Look at Richard Nixon.” This campaign launched the opening of the new Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in October 2016. More than 75,000 visitors have enjoyed the museum’s 70 new major exhibits, 30 unique multi-media experiences and more than 300 artifacts since it opened.

“This campaign has brought tens of thousands to Yorba Linda to experience the all-new interactive museum,” said Bill Baribault, President and CEO of the Richard Nixon Foundation. “We are proud of this recognition and the fact that people are discovering how the 37th President shaped our world today.”

The SABRE Awards, created by public relations trade journal The Holmes Report, showcases and celebrates the best content and engagement work in North America. The SABRE Awards attract close to 5,000 entries globally each year.

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Nixon Administration Alumni to Formally Dedicate New Nixon Library and Museum https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/01/nixon-administration-alumni-formally-dedicate-new-nixon-library-museum/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/01/nixon-administration-alumni-formally-dedicate-new-nixon-library-museum/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:18:20 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=28224 More than 50 Nixon alumni will tour the new museum for the first time WHEN: Friday, February 10, 2017 WHERE: Richard Nixon Presidential LIbrary and Museum 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886 Former Nixon administration officials will gather in Yorba Linda for a reunion and to formally dedicate the Nixon Library’s new museum. […]

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More than 50 Nixon alumni will tour the new museum for the first time

WHEN:
Friday, February 10, 2017

WHERE:
Richard Nixon Presidential LIbrary and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Former Nixon administration officials will gather in Yorba Linda for a reunion and to formally dedicate the Nixon Library’s new museum. Former aides will also participate in panels on Richard Nixon’s post-presidency and how Nixon envisioned America’s role as world leader.

9:30 AM – Media check-in open

10:00 AM – Dedication Ceremony
Plaque unveiled by President Nixon’s brother, Ed Nixon; Nixon Foundation Chairman Ron Walker; Nixon Foundation President William Baribault and Nixon Library Director Michael Ellzey.

Immediately after the ceremony, alumni will tour the recently renovated museum.

 

Panel discussions:

 

Panel: The Nixon Post-Presidency

Friday, February 10, Noon

Confidants and aides will discuss the active and far reaching legacy of Richard Nixon’s post-presidency. Topics will include RN’s comeback to the public spotlight, his work as a trusted counselor and strategic advisor to five of his presidential successors, the historic 1977 Frost/Nixon interviews, and the writing of his best selling memoirs.

Participants:

Jack Brennan
Marine Corps Military Aide to the President (1969-1973), and Richard Nixon’s post-presidential chief of staff (1974-1979). During the presidency, Col. Brennan accompanied RN on the historic trips to China and Russia. After President Nixon resigned, Brennan managed the staff in San Clemente, and served as a trusted counselor and confidant.

Frank Gannon
White House Fellow in the Nixon administration, special assistant to the president, and chief editor of President Nixon’s memoirs, “RN.” In 1983, Gannon conducted nearly 37 hours of video interviews with President Nixon which are available in the Nixon Presidential Library’s archives.

Ken Khachigian
Nixon campaign aide in the 1968 and 1972 elections, presidential speechwriter in the Nixon administration, and researcher on President Nixon’s memoirs, “RN.” He was the chief researcher for the 1977 Frost/Nixon Interviews, and went on to become chief speechwriter to President Reagan, and an influential advisor in state and national politics.

Hugh Hewitt, Moderator
Author, media personality, law professor, and attorney. Hewitt assisted in the research of two of President Nixon’s books, “Real War” and “Leaders.” He went on the become the founding executive director of the Nixon Foundation, and led the opening of the Nixon Library & Birthplace.

 

Panel: Nixon’s Grand Strategy – Open to the public

Friday, February 10 at 2:00pm

White House National Security aides and Cold War scholars will discuss President Nixon’s statesmanship, and how he envisioned America’s role as world leader, and its relations with other great powers. Topics will include the evolution of RN’s thinking on foreign policy and governing philosophy, and how he ultimately dealt with the global challenges of time — from the opening of China, and arms control and detente with the Soviet Union, to the end of the Vietnam War and the roadmap for Middle East peace.

Richard V. Allen
Head of the foreign affairs issues team during the 1968 Nixon campaign, and senior member of the National Security Council in the Nixon administration. In 1971, he became deputy of the newly created Council on International Economic Policy. He went on to serve as national security advisor to President Ronald Reagan.

Niall Ferguson
Senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He is the author of fourteen books including “Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist.” He is currently at work on his second volume of the acclaimed Kissinger biography.

Winston Lord
Special Assistant on the White House National Security Council, and accompanied President Nixon and Dr. Kissinger on the historic trips to China and Russia. He went on to serve as State Department director of policy planning under President Nixon, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, ambassador to the People’s Republic of China under President Ronald Reagan and assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Luke Nichter
Associate professor of history at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, and a noted expert on President Nixon’s 3,451 hours of White House tapes. He is a New York Times bestselling author/editor of six books, including Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World and, with historian Douglas Brinkley, of the two volume The Nixon Tapes.

Gregory Daddis, Moderator
Associate professor of history, director of Chapman University’s MA Program in War and Society, and author. He joined the Chapman University History Department in the summer of 2015 after having served as the Chief of the American History Division in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. A retired US Army colonel, he has served in both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He specializes in the history of the Vietnam Wars and the Cold War era.

Public can RSVP for this panel here.

 

For coverage opportunities, contact:
Joe Lopez, joe@nixonfoundation.org, 714-364-1147

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Watch the Inauguration at the Nixon Library https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/01/watch-inauguration-nixon-library/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2017/01/watch-inauguration-nixon-library/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:37:28 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=28174 PLUS: Pat Nixon’s Inauguration Day coat goes on display for the first time. Friday, January 20 — Doors open at 8:00 a.m. PST Witness the swearing in of America’s 45th President at the presidential library of the 37th President. The Nixon Library will live stream the Inaugural swearing in ceremony and parade via C-SPAN beginning […]

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PLUS: Pat Nixon’s Inauguration Day coat goes on display for the first time.

Friday, January 20 — Doors open at 8:00 a.m. PST

Witness the swearing in of America’s 45th President at the presidential library of the 37th President.

The Nixon Library will live stream the Inaugural swearing in ceremony and parade via C-SPAN beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST on Friday, January 20th. The public is invited to watch the C-SPAN stream free of charge in the Library’s 300-seat Theater 37. Guests will also enjoy 2-for-1 admission to the museum all day.

Additionally, the Nixon Library will display – for the first time – the 1969 Inauguration Day coats worn by First Lady Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower.

A collection of Inauguration Day artifacts will also be on display, including Inaugural invitations, press passes and ceremony tickets from FDR to Obama.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

The live broadcast at the Nixon Library will air until 5:00 p.m.

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Fallen Military Heroes to be Honored at Nixon Library Ceremony https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2016/11/fallen-military-heroes-to-be-honored-at-nixon-library-ceremony/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2016/11/fallen-military-heroes-to-be-honored-at-nixon-library-ceremony/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:49:50 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=27544 More Than 45 Gold Star Families to be Recognized at the Annual Christmas Tree Dedication   WHEN Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Noon WHERE Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92821 WHAT Noon – Ceremony The Nixon Foundation will honor those armed service members who lost their lives in […]

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More Than 45 Gold Star Families to be Recognized at the Annual Christmas Tree Dedication

 

WHEN

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Noon

WHERE

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92821

WHAT

Noon – Ceremony

The Nixon Foundation will honor those armed service members who lost their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam at our annual Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication on Sunday, December 4th at Noon in the East Room of the Nixon Library.

Each fallen hero will be recognized by name and families will receive personal ornaments to display on the special Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree.

2 PM – Special Film Screening

Special screening of They Were Our Fathers, a documentary filmed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., as hundreds of children, now men and women, who lost their fathers during the Vietnam War honor their dads on Father’s Day with a special ceremony and remembrances left at The Wall.

Both events are free and open to the public. Admission to the museum sold separately.

WHO

More than 45 Gold Star families will attend and participate. These are families who have lost family members in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. This includes the family of the first American to lose his life in Vietnam, Technical Sergeant Richard Bernard Fitzgibbon, Jr. USAF.

The personalized ornaments will be presented by NHRA funny car world champion “Fast Jack” Beckman.

The program will be emceed by Air Force Col. (Ret.) Wayne Scott.

MEDIA

For coverage opportunities, contact Joe Lopez at joe@nixonfoundation.org or 714-364-1147.

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President Nixon’s Oval Office Now On Display https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2016/10/president-nixons-oval-office-now-on-display/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2016/10/president-nixons-oval-office-now-on-display/#respond Sat, 15 Oct 2016 23:45:59 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=27529 Full-size replica is centerpiece of new museum at the Nixon Library A replica of the Oval Office, the most famous office in the world, can now be enjoyed by visitors to the new museum at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. The permanent exhibit is an exact reproduction of President Nixon’s Oval Office […]

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Full-size replica is centerpiece of new museum at the Nixon Library

A replica of the Oval Office, the most famous office in the world, can now be enjoyed by visitors to the new museum at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.

The permanent exhibit is an exact reproduction of President Nixon’s Oval Office including the historic Wilson Desk, iconic bust of Abraham Lincoln, portrait of George Washington and circa 1969 deep-blue oval rug and matching California-gold furniture and drapes. The experience allows guests to step inside, completely roam the office and even sit behind the President’s desk for a group photo or selfie.

The Oval Office is a generous gift of Ambassador and Mrs. George L. Argyros.

“We jumped at the chance to bring the Oval Office to Orange County and hope our gift helps inspire countless thousands of visitors to learn from our history, appreciate American civics, and shape better futures for themselves and others” said Ambassador and Mrs. Argyros.

In this room the 37th President made many consequential decisions that shape the world today including the establishing of detente with the Soviet Union, creating the EPA, ending the draft and creating the all-volunteer military, signing Title IX into law, launching the War on Cancer and lowering of the voting age to 18.

Facts on President Nixon’s Oval Office
  • President Nixon used the Wilson Desk, not the Resolute Desk that President Obama uses today. President Ford also used the Wilson Desk and it is currently used by Vice President Joe Biden in the U.S. Capitol.
  • In 1969, Mrs. Nixon redecorated the Oval Office with the California state colors: yellow-gold for the furniture and drapes and a deep-blue rug with woven in gold with the Presidential Seal – the first Oval Office with Presidential Seal carpet.
  • The royal blue oval-shaped rug adorned with the gold Presidential Seal was designed by First Lady Pat Nixon.
  • President Nixon met with many foreign dignitaries in the Oval Office including USSR General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, King Hussein of Jordan, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Pakistani President Yahya Khan, Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
  • President Nixon met with many entertainers and sports figures including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Shirley Temple, Bob Hope, James Brown, Gale Sayers, Pelé, Terry Bradshaw and Sammy Davis Jr.
  • The Oval Office photo of President Nixon and Elvis Presley is most requested image in the National Archives and the famous meeting is the subject of a 2016 feature film.
  • President Nixon made the longest-distance phone ever made from the Oval Office when he called astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they walked on the moon.
  • President Nixon delivered 37 televised addresses to the American people from the Oval Office.
  • President Nixon rotated three different George Washington portraits over the mantel and displayed “Earthrise” – a photograph of the earth taken from the moon’s orbit during the Apollo 8 mission – by his desk.
  • Special items on President Nixon’s desk included a Steuben glass star emblazoned with the presidential seal, a gift from Ambassador and Mrs. Walter Annenberg; a bust of Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Leo Cherne and a favorite photo of wife Pat and their daughters Tricia and Julie.

 

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Media Information for Opening of New Nixon Library https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2016/10/media-information-opening-new-nixon-library/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2016/10/media-information-opening-new-nixon-library/#respond Thu, 13 Oct 2016 02:18:57 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=26863 * * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * * MEDIA INFORMATION FOR OPENING OF The New Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, Calif. WHAT: Media information for October 14th and 15th at the New Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is as follows: Friday, October 14: All media must be […]

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* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *

MEDIA INFORMATION FOR OPENING OF

The New Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, Calif.

WHAT:

Media information for October 14th and 15th at the New Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is as follows:

Friday, October 14:

All media must be credentialed at the designated tent located in the main parking lot of the Nixon Library adjacent to the seating area between 4:00 a.m and 10:00 a.m.

Parking will be available in the main parking lot for satellite trucks only. All other media is to park at the Yorba Linda Friends Church (18637 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, Calif.). Please see the end of this advisory for parking details.

Schedule of events:

9:00 am

VIP Tour of the museum with President and Mrs. Nixon’s daughter Tricia Nixon Cox, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Former Calif. Gov. Pete Wilson, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, President Nixon’s grandchildren Christopher Nixon Cox and Melanie Eisenhower.

*Media is encouraged/permitted to cover the tour and interviews with VIPs can be requested through the on-site communications staff.

10:30 am

Special photo opportunity in the Oval Office with Ambassador and Mrs. George L. Argyros.

11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Opening ceremony on the front steps, including speakers and ribbon cutting by VIP attendees. Photo opportunities with Tricia Nixon Cox, Henry Kissinger, Gov. Pete Wilson, David Ferriero, Christopher Nixon Cox and Melanie Eisenhower. Risers will be available for media during the opening ceremony, as well as tight shot opportunities.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

East Room conversation with Dr. Henry Kissinger, Ambassador Winston Lord (U.S. Ambassador to the PRC, 1985 to 1989) and KT McFarland (Fox News National Security Analyst). Location: White House East Room Replica.

* Credentialed media are encouraged/permitted to attend.

6:00 pm

Public concert in the Pat Nixon Amphitheater featuring noted Beatles Tribute Band “Liverpool Legends,” an Elvis Presley tribute and a festive fireworks show.

9:00 pm

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum will close to the public.

Saturday, October 15:

10:00 am- 11:30 am

The Making of the New Nixon Library, featuring the creative geniuses who designed the new museum, from ThinkWell Group (Los Angeles), Cortina Productions (McLean, VA) and The Woo (Los Angeles). Location: Theater 37.

12:00 pm

A Consequential Life: Biographers Evaluate President Nixon’s impact on America and the world.

Location: White House East Room Replica.

Participants:

  • Evan Thomas, author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided
  • Irwin Gellman, author of The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon: 1952-1961
  • Douglas Schoen, author of The Nixon Effect: How Richard Nixon’s Presidency Fundamentally Changed American Politics
  • Luke A. Nichter, co-editor of The Nixon Tapes (volumes I and II) and author of Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World
  • Moderated by Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library

Credentialed media are encouraged/permitted to attend.

PARKING:

MEDIA PARKING: ONSITE PARKING ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SATELLITE TRUCKS ON OCT 14. Satellite trucks should enter at the Mountain View intersection off of Yorba Linda Blvd. All other media can park at the Yorba Linda Friends Church, located at 18637 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, Calif.

Find a link to parking map here.

Media will be credentialed at the designated tent located in the main parking lot of the Nixon Library adjacent to the seating area. All bags and cameras will be inspected. Each credential is valid for Friday and Saturday’s events.

 

 

Media Contacts:

Margeaux Appel, appel@pinkstongroup.com or 703.722.8930

Michael McGonigle, mcgonigle@pinkstongroup.com or 703.915.0897

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New Nixon Museum Content and Historically Relevant Information to be Made Available Around the Globe Via Website and App https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2016/10/new-nixon-museum-content-historically-relevant-information-made-available-around-globe-via-website-app/ https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2016/10/new-nixon-museum-content-historically-relevant-information-made-available-around-globe-via-website-app/#respond Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:56:24 +0000 https://www.nixonfoundation.org/?p=26853 The new website and app will give students, academics and authors unprecedented access to the complete story of Richard Nixon YORBA LINDA, Calif – (October 11, 2016) – The Richard Nixon Foundation today announced a new mobile-first website and app that will allow millions of students, historians, academics and authors from around the world to […]

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The new website and app will give students, academics and authors unprecedented access to the complete story of Richard Nixon

YORBA LINDA, Calif – (October 11, 2016) – The Richard Nixon Foundation today announced a new mobile-first website and app that will allow millions of students, historians, academics and authors from around the world to experience the New Nixon Library and Museum and access volumes of customized images, documents, video and audio tapes directly from their mobile devices or computers.

Available in English, Spanish and Mandarin, the new website at nixonfoundation.org, created, designed and built by The Woo, and the app, developed by Cortina Productions, will both launch Oct. 14 to coincide with the opening ceremony of the New Nixon Library and Museum.

“Our website and app represent a new digital standard in presidential libraries,” said William H. Baribault, president and CEO of the Richard Nixon Foundation. “Our goal is to bring the new museum directly to people unable to visit in person and allow them to discover the full impact of President Nixon’s many accomplishments wherever they are in the world.”

One of the highlights of the website is a new digital Resource Center that allows users to search for and aggregate unfiltered, subject-specific, multi-media content from multiple original sources on their computers or mobile devices. Until now, this disparate information lived on multiple sites and was difficult to find, access and consolidate. The site will eventually allow users to build stylized photo galleries and slide presentations.

“Through our contemporary design esthetic and search strategies, we’ve taken a piece of history and brought it into the modern world,” said Valerie Moizel, executive creative director at The Woo. “This site is built specifically for a whole new generation of young people who have yet to experience the life and legacy of our 37th president.”

In addition, the new website features an interactive journey through the museum giving users a special digital experience that contains much of the content in the physical museum, along with a few surprises.

The Library also has developed a unique app that enhances the in-person experience by integrating the physical and online features of the museum. Guests at the museum can use the app to request additional, more in-depth information on a topic that interests them and have those historical resources and digital artifacts delivered to them via email the same day as their visit.

The app also includes a 60-minute, narrated audio tour of the museum in English, Spanish and Chinese, complete with fully scrollable text, links to the Foundation and National Archives websites and a social page with links to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The app will be available for purchase on the App Store or Google Play for $.99.

About the New Museum
The new museum will feature nearly 70 new major exhibits, including an exact replica of President Nixon’s Oval Office and an extensive exhibit on Nixon’s historic trip to China. It will also feature 30 unique multi-media experiences, 11 original films, 12 custom digital interactives, 10 curated archival film sequences, more than 600 photographs, 8,000 square feet of wall murals and more than 300 artifacts.

About the Richard Nixon Foundation
The Richard Nixon Foundation is a privately supported, nonprofit, nonpartisan institution dedicated to discovery, debate, and discussion about Richard Nixon and his influence on today’s world. The Foundation owns the 9-acre campus and buildings comprising the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and museum, and jointly operates the Library and Museum with the National Archives. For more information, call 714-993-5075 or go to nixonfoundation.org.

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By the Numbers – Fast Facts on the New Nixon Library
  • Nearly 70 new exhibits
  • 10 unique multi-media experiences
  • 11 original films
  • More than 600 photographs
  • More than 300 artifacts
  • 30 video screens
  • 16 interactive touch screens
  • 5 White House Tapes listening stations
  • 2 statues of President Nixon
  • 5 replicas of Richard Nixon offices –  His first law office in Whittier, The Oval Office, The Lincoln Sitting Room, His private study at the Western White House and The Eagle’s Nest in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
  • 18,000 square feet of exhibit and theater space
  • 8,000 square feet of wall murals
  • More than 250 Nixon campaign buttons

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