Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Meet Sean Spicer

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Meet Sean Spicer

Former White House Press Secretary

Discussion and Book Signing

Author of The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President

Sean Spicer takes readers behind the scenes of his turbulent tenure as President Trump’s press secretary, shedding new light on the headline-grabbing controversies of the Trump administration’s first year.

In discussion with Elex Michaelson, co-host of Good Day LA and host of “The Issue Is” on Fox 11 LA.

General Admission: $30

Member Admission: $24

Member Mixer + Lecture Admission: $39

Member Mixer is open from 6:15-7:15 PM.

Books are sold separately and will be available for purchase at the Nixon Library Museum Store.


Join as a new member at $125 or above and receive two tickets to the event, two copies of The Briefing and two tickets to the Member Mixer wine and cheese reception prior to the event. Contact Anne Brown to take advantage of this offer- anne@nixonfoundation.org or 714-364-1161.

All President’s Society members will be invited separately to a VIP reception that begins at 6:30 PM.

Join as a new President’s Society member at $1,000 and receive two tickets to the event, VIP reception, priority seating and two books. Contact Nicole Parsons for details- nicole@nixonfoundation.org.

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Why They Wore It VIP Preview

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Why They Wore It: The Politics and Pop Culture of First Ladies’ Fashion

VIP Preview and Reception

A special reception with Why They Wore It curator and First Ladies expert Carl Anthony with a special nod to Mrs. Nixon’s pivotal role in the establishment of the US-China relations by featuring the iconic red coat.

Be the first to preview the Nixon Library’s new special exhibit!

Associate Club Members – $35 per person/ $60 a couple

Non-Member – $50 per person/$90 a couple

Current Members who support the Foundation at $500+ receive two free tickets to the preview (invitation sent separately).

*Current members $500+ may purchase additional tickets for $50 each.

Join or upgrade as a $500 member, receive two tickets to preview on July 31 and one free ticket to a Why They Wore It luncheon of your choice.

Join or upgrade as a $1,000 President’s Society member, receive two tickets to preview on July 31 and two free tickets to a luncheon of your choice.

Join or upgrade as a $2,500 President’s Society member, receive two tickets to preview and four free tickets to a luncheon of your choice.

To purchase your tickets or upgrade your membership, please contact Anne Brown at 714-364-1161 or anne@nixonfoundation.org.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Carl Anthony

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“Why They Wore It’ Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: CARL ANTHONY

Wednesday, August 1st

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

Considered the nation’s expert on the political and social power of presidential wives and families, in this introduction to the series covering Martha Washington to Mamie Eisenhower, Mr. Anthony will talk why First Ladies wore what they did, and the political and cultural consequences of those choices.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Pamela Keogh

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“Why They Wore It” Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: PAMELA KEOGH

Wednesday, August 8th

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

A noted journalist and former editor of Us Magazine, British Vogue, Self Magazine & The NY Times Style Section, Mrs. Koegh is the author of Jackie Style, and will discuss the iconic fashion trends of Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Meet Greg Gutfeld

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Meet Greg Gutfeld at the Nixon Library

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of The Gutfeld Monologues: Classic Rants from The Five

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has covered everything from crazed academics, to unhinged celebrities, to the wildest election in recent history on his shows The Five and The Greg Gutfeld Show.

In his soon-to-be bestseller The Gutfeld Monologues, he brings together his best and favorite monologues in this funny, unconventional collection for new and longtime fans alike.

With his signature humor, wit, and insight, Greg explains it all in this memorable collection about some of our country’s most crucial—and not so crucial—modern moments.

Lecture admission is sold out. Tickets available for a live simulcast and book signing.

Simulcast Admission: $15

Simulcast Member Mixer: $26

Join as a new Nixon Foundation Family Member at $100 and receive two tickets to the Simulcast, two Gutfeld Monologues books (valued at $27 each) and two tickets to the Simulcast Mixer wine and cheese reception prior to the event. Contact Anne Brown to take advantage of this offer- anne@nixonfoundation.org or 714-364-1161.

Books are sold separately and will be available for purchase at the Nixon Library Museum Store.


 

All President’s Society members will be invited separately to a VIP reception that begins at 6 PM.

Join as a new President’s Society member at $1,000 and receive two tickets to the event, admission for two to the VIP reception with Greg, priority seating and two books. Contact Nicole Parsons for details – nicole@nixonfoundation.org.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Victor Costa

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“Why They Wore It’ Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: VICTOR COSTA

Wednesday, August 15th

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon

Considered a trendsetter and legend in his own right, Mr. Costa designed elegant ball gowns for Rosalynn Carter and Lady Bird Johnson. He will talk their favorite tastes — and show off some of his new styles on stage.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Michael Faircloth

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“Why They Wore It” Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: MICHAEL FAIRCLOTH

Wednesday, August 22nd

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon

Michael Faircloth has developed a worldwide clientele for custom garment design and has become a leader in the arts and fashion community. Mr. Faircloth will discuss his work with Laura Bush and other members of this presidential family.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Kate Betts

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“Why They Wore It” Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: KATE BETTS

Tuesday, August 28th

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

An award-winning magazine editor and bestselling author who has held top positions at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, Mrs. Betts is the author of Michelle Obama and the Power of Style, which she will discuss along with her fashion observations about the current First Lady Melania Trump.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Molly Sorkin

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“Why They Wore It’ Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: MOLLY SORKIN

Wednesday, September 5th

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

Molly Sorkin is a fashion historian who co-curated the exhibitions Oscar de la Renta: American Icon (2013) at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style (2014) at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She contributed an essay to the book Oscar de la Renta, which accompanied the exhibition, Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective (2016) at the de Young Museum, San Francisco.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Carl Anthony

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“Why They Wore It” Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: CARL ANTHONY

Wednesday, September 12th

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

Mr. Anthony will present a lecture focused on First Lady Pat Nixon, who unintentionally had the most overt impact of any First Lady on the nexus of politics and popular culture, and Betty Ford’s role in also shaping Seventies styles.