Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Meet C.J. Chivers

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Pulitzer winning New York Times Reporter and Author of “The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq”

1PM Lecture, Audience Q&A and Book Signing

Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’ unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars.

More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers reported from both wars from their beginnings. “The Fighters” vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant.

Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared.

C.J. Chivers is a correspondent for The New York Times and a writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine. His magazine story “The Fighter” won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. In 2009 he was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for coverage from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Chivers served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf War and on peacekeeping duty during the Los Angeles riots.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

EVENT: The U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers’ Chorus Concert


The U.S. Army Field Band

Soldiers’ Chorus Concert

Sat, Nov. 3 at 2:00 PM

Free Event

The Soldiers’ Chorus, founded in 1957, is the vocal complement of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC. The mixed choral ensemble travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing both as a separate component and in joint concerts with the Concert Band of the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”
The chorus has entertained audiences of all ages in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, India, the Far East, and throughout Europe, earning itself an international reputation for presenting musical excellence and inspiring patriotism.
This inspiring performance will take place in the beautiful East Room at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. There is no cost for this event, however, guests must rsvp HERE.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day event with General McChrystal


Veterans Day event

Featuring remarks by

General Stanley A. McChrystal

Please join us in honoring the service of American military members at our November 12th Veterans Day ceremony in the beautiful East Room at the Nixon Presidential Library.



Formal Presentation of Colors

Singing of the National Anthem

Remarks by General Stanley A. McChrystal followed by book signing\

Admission to the museum sold separately

Museum admission prices:

Adults: $16

Seniors (62+): $12

College/Students: $10

Retired Military: $10

Active Military: FREE

Youth: $10 Children (ages 5-11): $6

Children (4 and under): FREE

Members: FREE

Thursday, November 15, 2018

EVENT: Celebrating President Nixon’s role in forging diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China

Monday, November 19, 2018

All Aboard, America! Holiday Train Display

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Hark the Herald, Angels Sing . . . all across the Heartland!

This fan-favorite, annual Christmas celebration will feature large displays of whistling miniature model trains and the annual Pat Nixon White House Gingerbread House.

NEW THIS YEAR: Enjoy a 20-foot tall Nixon White House Christmas tree — decked out in red, white and blue.

All the fun starts on November 19th with a special 6:30 PM ribbon cutting and tree lighting with a special visit by Santa Claus!

All Aboard, America! will run through the holiday season, closing January 8, 2019.

The Nixon Library is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission prices from November 19, 2018, through January 8, 2019:

Adults: $21
Seniors (62+): $17
High School and College Students w/ ID: $15
Retired Military: $15
Active Military: Free
Children (5-11): $11
Children (4 and under): Free

President’s Society Members – Complimentary during the Holiday Season
Associate Club Members and all Presidential library members $5 surcharge per person
Free days for Associate Club Members: Wednesday, November 28; Monday, December 3; Tuesday, December 18


Please click HERE for tickets