Events at the Nixon Library

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

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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.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Free Outdoor Concert: Hits of The Sixties at the Nixon Library

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FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT

Hear iconic songs from The Beatles, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, The Righteous Brothers, Otis Redding and more!

We’re taking you on a musical journey back to 1968 — and you won’t want to miss it!

High-energy Orange County rock band THE TRIP will play iconic hits from the 1960s.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the greatest comeback in political history — Richard Nixon’s presidential election victory in the fall of 1968. Experience this historic election with our new special exhibit, Vote Like Your Whole World Depended On It: The Story of the 1968 Election.

Dinner package includes a Ball Park All-Beef Hot Dog, a bag of classic potato chips, cookie and your choice of water or lemonade. Limited dinner packages will be available. Pre-ordering the dinner package is recommended.


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.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Nixon Legacy Forum: The Greatest Comeback: Richard Nixon and the 1968 Election

Greatest Comeback Forum
Nixon Legacy Forum: The Greatest Comeback: Richard Nixon and the 1968 Election

Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00 pm EST
Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

President Dwight Eisenhower’s Vice President, Richard Nixon, lost the 1960 Presidential election to John Kennedy and then the California Governorship to Edmund “Pat” Brown in 1962. At a dramatic post-election press conference, he announced his complete withdrawal from politics, but he couldn’t stay away.

He campaigned tirelessly for the 1964 GOP nominee, Barry Goldwater, as well as for dozens of Republican candidates in the 1966 mid-term elections. His subsequent winning of the Republican nomination in 1968 is the stuff of legends.

This Nixon Legacy Forum will re-tell the story of Richard Nixon’s comeback and his historic 1968 election victory. Panelists will include Pat Buchanan, Dwight Chapin, Annelise Anderson, and Ken Khachigian. Moderated by Geoff Shepard.

Presented in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration.

REGISTER HERE