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, March 28, 2017

Forum: Only One China?

Only One China? – The Shanghai Communique in the Age of Trump

It has been 45 years since President and Mrs. Richard Nixon landed in the People’s Republic of China – the first great crack in the Cold War.

President Donald Trump recently affirmed the One China Policy – after some skepticism – which is the basis of the Shanghai Communique, the overarching framework of Sino-U.S. relations since 1972.

Considering contemporary circumstances, can Americans expect the basic elements of the Shanghai Communique – and President Nixon’s larger Chinese legacy – to live on in the Age of Trump?


Karl Eikenberry is the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow and Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at Stanford University’s Asia-Pacific Research Center, and a Stanford University Professor of Practice. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from May 2009 until July 2011 and had a 35-year career in the United States Army, retiring with the rank of lieutenant general.

John Pomfret served as a correspondent for the Washington Post for many years, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar living in Beijing. He is the author of the acclaimed book, “Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China,” and has won several awards for his coverage of Asia, including the Osborne Elliot Prize. He’s also the author of the newly published book, “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.” He was also one of the first American students to go to China and study at Nanjing University, and attended Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies as a Fulbright Scholar.

Ambassador J. Stapleton (Stape) Roy is a Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. During a career focused on East Asia and the Soviet Union, Roy’s ambassadorial assignments included Singapore, China, and Indonesia. His final post with the State Department was as Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research.

Clayton Dube heads the USC U.S.-China Institute. It focuses on the multidimensional and evolving U.S.-China relationship and aims to inform public discussion on the importance and evolving nature of that relationship. A historian, Dube has earned teaching awards at three universities and has produced documentaries including Assignment:China on journalists in China since the 1940s.

*Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Collegiate Forum

Collegiate Forum: Can Immigration “Make America Great Again”?


The “Make America Great Again” agenda puts Americans first, so where does that put immigrants?

How should the new administration approach DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)?

The Nixon Foundation in collaboration with US Vigilance will bring together top students from California’s preeminent colleges and universities for the third Collegiate Forum which will prompt a timely competition of ideas concerning a few pressing issues which face the Millennial generation.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jo Haldeman


Jo Haldeman, wife of President Nixon’s chief of staff H. R. Haldeman, presents her memoir In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978.

In 1968, Jo’s world changed dramatically. Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States, and her husband Bob was offered the job of a lifetime: White House Chief of Staff. As Jo and Bob discussed the opportunities and challenges that this move would entail, little did she anticipate the course that her life, and her relationship with Bob, would take over the next ten years.

In this insightful, poignant, and guileless memoir of those ten years, Jo shares her story as the wife of H. R. Haldeman, often referred to as the second most powerful person in the White House. She offers a window into the world of trips on Air Force One, weekends at Camp David, as well as family vignettes and the growing stresses of her husband’s demanding job.

Jo’s compelling account takes the reader on her journey from the heady heights of Washington life through an excruciating public resignation and trial to her husband’s conviction and imprisonment. In a true period piece, Jo illuminates the story of the “woman behind the man” and personalizes the Watergate experience. Enhanced by her personal photographs and the immediacy of her present tense delivery, In the Shadow of the White House is a fascinating work of non-fiction that reads like a novel.

Mrs. Haldeman will sign copies of her book following the talk. Books can be purchased at the Nixon Library Museum Store the day of the event.

If you are unable to attend, click here to purchase signed copies of the book and we’ll ship the day after her appearance.


Monday, April 24, 2017

John A. Farrell, Author of “Richard Nixon: The Life”

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Author of Richard Nixon: The Life

A new biography of Richard Nixon by the award winning biographer of Clarence Darrow and Tip O’Neill.

John A. Farrell documents the life and career of the 37th President including his rapid rise to the national political arena, his consequential presidency, resignation from office and post-presidential years.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Devery Anderson, Author of “Emmett Till”

Devery Anderson – Talk and Book Signing

Author of Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Devery Anderson offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath.

It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation at a country store in the Mississippi Delta. Anderson utilizes documents that had never been available to previous researchers, such as the trial transcript, long-hidden depositions by key players in the case, and interviews given by Carolyn Bryant to the FBI in 2004 (her first in fifty years), as well as other recently revealed FBI documents. Anderson also interviewed family members of the accused killers, most of whom agreed to talk for the first time, as well as several journalists who covered the murder trial in 1955.

This book will stand as the definitive work on Emmett Till for years to come.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day Brunch


Give your mom an unforgettable experience by joining us for a lavish brunch in our stunning replica of the historic White House East Room. You will be welcomed by a presidential red carpet arrival and complimentary red rose for your mom, followed by live musical entertainment and dining under our three magnificent crystal chandeliers.

Menu includes an abundant buffet brunch of Baja Cali Shrimp cocktail, tequila and lime cured salmon, Applewood smoked chicken apple sausage, chef carved tenderloin of beef, salmon medallions, cheese omelets, Belgian waffles, basmati rice, grilled Mediterranean vegetables and a sweets station.

To complete this memorable experience, you receive admission to the Nixon Library’s new museum, featuring more than 70 exhibits and interactives. You can also tour First Lady’s vibrant Rose Gardens, the President’s charming childhood home, serene memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon, and impressive Marine One Helicopter.

Reserved seating for groups of 6-10. Groups of less than six will be seated with other parties.

Two seatings: 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Outside seating is available. “Sunday best” attire is suggested.

Adults: $70, Kids (Age 2-10): $25, Under 2: $10

Gratuity is included.