Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Meet Brian Kilmeade

Meet Brian Kilmeade

Author of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny


Fox News host and New York Times bestselling author, Brian Kilmeade, returns to the Nixon Library to talk his next American history page-turner on Andrew Jackson and one of the most pivotal–and surprising–battles in American history.

Kilmeade will sign copies of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny following the lecture.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

William F. Buckley and the Presidents – Lecture with Alvin Felzenberg

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Alvin Felzenberg

Author of, “A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley, Jr.”

Free Event Admission

William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In this nuanced biography, Alvin Felzenberg sheds light on little-known aspects of Buckley’s career, including his role as back-channel adviser to policy makers, his intimate friendships and influence with Presidents, his changing views on civil rights, and his break with George W. Bush over the Iraq War.

Felzenberg demonstrates how Buckley conveyed his message across multiple platforms and drew upon his vast network of contacts, his personal charm, his extraordinary wit, and his celebrity status to move the center of political gravity in the United States closer to his point of view. Including many rarely seen photographs, this account of one of the most compelling personalities of American politics will appeal to conservatives, liberals, and even the apolitical.

Alvin S. Felzenberg served in two presidential administrations and was principal spokesman for the 9/11 Commission. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and is the author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn’t). He lives in Washington, DC.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Charlotte Pence and Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States

Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States, and daughter, Charlotte Pence

A lively discussion between mother and daughter!

Join us for the West Coast launch of Karen and Charlotte Pence’s much-anticipated children’s book, Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President at the Nixon Library!

The delightful story — told through the eyes of the Pence family’s famous pet bunny Marlon Bundo — was written by Charlotte Pence and beautifully illustrated with watercolors by the Second Lady herself.

Proceeds from the book will be donated to Tracy’s Kids, an art-therapy program at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and A21, a nonprofit aimed at ending sex trafficking.

Click here to get two free tickets for the event by joining the Nixon Foundation as a new member ($125 or above).


Advanced General Admission Ticket: $53

Foundation Member Ticket: $43


  • General admission seating in East Room, a copy of the cook and access to Signing with Karen and Charlotte Pence.

*President’s Society VIP Dual Package: $175


  • Two Preferred Seats at the East Room program and one copy of the book
  • Access for two to the exclusive reception with Charlotte and Karen Pence at 6PM, a personalized book signing, photo opportunity, hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres

*President’s Society VIP Individual: $100


  • One Preferred Seat at the East Room program and one copy of the book
  • Access for one to an exclusive reception with Charlotte and Karen Pence at 6PM, a personalized book signing, photo opportunity, hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres

*Open to President’s Society members only. Not a member? Click here to join the President’s Society and receive one complimentary ticket to the VIP reception.

Child’s Ticket (12 and under): $20

Includes Access to the Charlotte and Karen Pence East Room Program.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lecture and Luncheon with Ben Stein

Ben Stein
Lecture and Luncheon with Ben Stein

Author of The Capitalist Code: It Can Save Your Life and Make You Very Rich

Tuesday, April 3 at 11:30 am

In his entertaining and informative style that has captivated generations, beloved New York Times bestselling author, actor, and financial expert Ben Stein sets the record straight about capitalism in the United States.

$35 ticket – Member

$45 ticket – General Admission

Includes lunch and a signed copy of The Capitalist Code.

Join as a Peacemaker Member ($500) and receive 4 complimentary tickets to the lunch, contact Anne Brown at for more details.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Meet Dennis Prager

Meet Dennis Prager at the Nixon Library

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of The Rational Bible: Exodus

Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors – and sometimes we ourselves – dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.

The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible to people of every faith, and no faith. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world and to your life.

His goal: to change your mind – and then change your life.


If you are unable to attend, click here to order a signed copy and we’ll ship the day after his appearance.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Meet Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg
Meet Jonah Goldberg

Lecture and Book Signing

Wednesday, May 16th at 1:00 p.m.

Free Event Admission

Author of Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy

With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, two-time NYT bestselling author, syndicated columnist, National Review senior editor, and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. Instead we are surrendering to populism, nationalism and other forms of tribalism.

Only once in the last 250,000 years have humans stumbled upon a way to lift ourselves out of the endless cycle of poverty, hunger, and war that defines most of history—in 18th century England when we accidentally discovered the miracle of liberal democratic capitalism.

As Americans we are doubly blessed that those radical ideas were written into the Constitution, laying the groundwork for our uniquely prosperous society.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Meet Bret Baier

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Meet Bret Baier


Fox News Chief Political Anchor

Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture and Book Signing

Bret returns to the Nixon Library to present Three Days in Moscow, the riveting story behind President Reagan’s historic Moscow Summit. He’ll also talk about President Nixon’s work to effectively thaw the Cold War.

Book purchase is required to attend this event: $28.99
(Member Price: $22.99)

Special Reception for Nixon Foundation Members:
Join us from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM for a wine and cheese reception in the Pat Nixon Amphitheater. Cost for the Members Reception is $12 per person. RSVP with Anne Brown at 714-364-1161. Click here to become a Member.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Congressman James Rogan

Former Congressman James Rogan

Author of On to Chicago: Rediscovering Robert F. Kennedy and the Lost Campaign of 1968

The 1968 election was—and remains— spellbinding.

Unlike modern presidential campaigns, where a dozen or more unknowns vie for debate stage sound bites, that year nine titans battled for the presidency.

Fifty years later, most people are unaware that in a single race former Vice President Richard Nixon, California Governor Ronald Reagan, President Lyndon Johnson, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Senator Eugene McCarthy, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, former Alabama Governor George Wallace, and Michigan Governor George Romney all squared off for the White House.

The shocking assassination of Robert Kennedy on the night of his California primary victory left a gaping hole in history. and for five decades left this unanswered question: What if?


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Meet Harris Faulkner

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Meet Harris Faulkner

Host of Outnumbered and Outnumbered Overtime on Fox News Channel

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of 9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success

The Fox News star will share the lessons she learned growing up in a military family and pay homage to the military ideals that have shaped her life.

Harris Faulkner revered her father, a decorated career officer who served three tours of duty in Vietnam and raised his children with the values and ideals of the U.S. military. Young Harris experienced firsthand how success in life was rooted in the knowledge, integrity, and leadership that came from her military surroundings.

Now, she shares the advice, wisdom, and tools that she absorbed through her military upbringing, examining how these ideals have shaped her professional and personal outlook and how everyone can incorporate them into their own lives.

Buy a book and get access to the lecture with Harris!

General Admission + Signed Book: $28.99

Member Admission + Signed Book + Member Mixer: $37.99

Member Admission + Signed Book: $22.99

Additional books will be available for purchase that evening at the Nixon Library Museum Store.

Member Mixer with is open from 6:15-7:15 PM. Wine and cheese will be served. You must be a current Nixon Foundation member to attend the Mixer.

Join as a new member at $125 or above and receive two tickets to the lecture with early seating, two books and two tickets to the Member Mixer wine and cheese reception prior to the event. Contact Anne Brown to take advantage of this offer at or 714-364-1161.

President’s Society members will receive a special invitation to a VIP reception with Harris that begins at 6:00 PM.

Join as a new President’s Society member at $1,000 and receive two tickets to the VIP reception with Harris, priority reserved seating and two signed books. Contact Nicole Parsons for details at

If you are unable to attend, but want signed copies, click here to order and we’ll ship the day after her appearance.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Meet Andrew Puzder, former CEO Carl’s Jr.

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Meet Andrew Puzder

Former CEO of Carl’s, Jr.

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It

Andy Puzder, the former CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, says that “capitalism” is not a dirty word, and thankfully President Trump understands this; his pro-business policies will bring back economic growth and secure our future.

As a successful CEO in the restaurant industry, Andy Puzder uniquely understands how important the profit motive is to our country’s ultimate prosperity. Furthermore, as the grandson of immigrants, the son of a car salesman, and someone who worked his way up from earning minimum wage to running an international business, he has a first-hand view of how America’s exceptional capitalist spirit can lift everyone to success.

Puzder argues in his new book, THE CAPITALIST COMEBACK, that increasingly irrelevant left wing forces have launched an all out assault on a pro-business president in the White House. From its roots in the Progressive Era to labor unions to education to entertainment to its political resurgence with avowed socialist candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Puzder traces the development of the anti-profit forces in the United States and shows how, under President Trump, they can be vanquished for good.


If you are unable to attend, click here to order a signed copy and we’ll ship the day after his appearance.