Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication

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Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication

Sunday, Dec. 1st


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.


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.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Candlelight Evenings at the Nixon Library


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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Monday, December 9, 2019

Meet Nikki Haley at the Nixon Library

Nikki Haley EB Cover


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


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