Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Presidents Day at the Nixon Library 2019

Presidents Day


Celebrate Presidents Day at the Nixon Library

Meet the Presidents of Mount Rushmore and get free cherry pie!

  • Half-priced admission to the Nixon Library and Museum all day
  • First 1,000 visitors receive a free slice of cherry pie compliments of Polly’s Pies
  • Meet and take photos with Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt all day!

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum opens at 10 AM.

A special meet the Presidents program will begin at 1PM in the historic White House East Room.

Admission tickets must be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

Seating is first-come, first served for all programs.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Andrew Roberts on “Churchill: Walking with Destiny”


February 21 at 7pm

Awarded by both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as one of the 10 best books of 2018, Andrew Robert’s “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” is a landmark biography — based on extensive new material — of one of the great leader’s in 20th Century history.

When we think of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved?

In his research, Roberts’ gained access to extensive new material including the transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, and unpublished memoirs of contemporaries. The Royal Family also permitted Roberts to be the first Churchill biographer to access the detailed diary notes taken by King George VI after weekly meetings with Churchill.

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of “The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War,” “Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945,” “Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Gamble” and “Napoleon: A Life,” winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and a finalist for the Plutarch Award. He has won many other prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the Brit­ish Army Military Book of the Year, and frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal.


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Wine Garden Event: Red, White, and Bubbles

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Red, White, and Bubbles

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Snacks, sips and sunshine! Come join us for a fabulous afternoon of wine tasting in our beautiful First Lady’s Rose Gardens. Sample and savor 5-6 unique handcrafted wine varietals, while enjoying assorted cheeses and crostini and chocolates. Voted Orange County Register’s Best of Wine Bars, sommeliers from the Twisted Vine will interact and teach guests about each varietal.

Please note: In the event of rain this event will be moved into the stunning and elegant White House East Room!

General Admission: $45

RNF Members: $40

Tickets are available here


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tour of the Reagan Library for Nixon Foundation Members

Nixon and Reagan
Tour of the Reagan Library

Join the Richard Nixon Foundation for a special Members-Only Trip and Tour to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Tuesday, March 5th.

Tour will focus on the friendship and California ties between Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan

A charter bus from Nixon Library is included but limited to first 50 registrants.

Please meet at the Nixon Library at 8:00 am.

Tuesday, March 5

– Bus departs Nixon Library for Reagan Library at 8:30 am
– Tour of Reagan Library with Kevin Cartwright from 10:30 am -12:00 pm
– Lunch and free time at the Reagan Ranch Cafe, Tour the Pompeii Special Exhibit from 12:00 – 3:30 pm
– Bus departs Reagan Library for Nixon Library at 3:30 pm

Entrance to the Reagan Library is free as a member of the Nixon Foundation (please see your membership card for the specific number of guests you can enter for free). However, all attendees must pay the Pompeii exhibit surcharge of $13. Member attending is responsible for any admission fees and/or surcharges for additional guest, meals etc.

Please contact Anne Brown for questions, or if you’d like to upgrade or join as a Nixon Foundation Member.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Meet Robert J. Brown

Bob Brown website
Lecture and Book Signing

March 13, 2019, at 7:00 PM

Author of You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right: How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World

Special Assistant to President Nixon

Robert Brown has played a pivotal role alongside the great and the powerful of our time: trailing the mob in 1950s Harlem with a young Robert F. Kennedy; helping the white corporate leadership at Woolworth integrate their lunch counters; channeling money from American businesses to the Civil Rights movement; accompanying Coretta Scott King, at her request, to Memphis the day after her husband had been shot; advising President Nixon on how to support black entrepreneurship; becoming the only person allowed to visit Nelson Mandela in Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town.

Robert Brown will take you behind the scenes to learn about pivotal moments in the 20th century and how the lessons he learned at his grandmother’s knee helped him shape America as we know it today.

You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right blends a heartwarming, historically fascinating account with memorable lessons that will speak to the dreamer in all of us.

Copies of You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right will be available for purchase at the Nixon Library Museum Store at the event.



Sunday, March 17, 2019

Pat Nixon Day of Service

Pat Nixon Day

Pat Nixon Day of Service

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Celebrating First Lady Pat Nixon

Free admission at the Nixon Library all day!

This year, our nation recognizes the 50th anniversary of Pat Nixon becoming First Lady.

Pat Nixon was a First Lady of many firsts, who rose from the humblest and harshest of beginnings to positively impact millions of people in our nation and around the world, as she substantively changed the role of the First Lady to include that of official U.S. representative and diplomat.

“People are my project,” she said on more than one occasion as she championed volunteerism by lending her significant support to worthwhile organizations across the country; indeed, she personally chaired many prominent national organizations, and took an active interest in furthering their missions.

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Nixon Foundation will pick up where Mrs. Nixon left off, by hosting the inaugural Pat Nixon Day of Service. Learn more about volunteer opportunities from many of the national organizations that Mrs. Nixon was involved with.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Pass the Pinot: Wine Tasting Event

Pass the Pinot

Pass the Pinot

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Join us at the Nixon Library to take in the beautiful blooming roses in the First Lady’s Rose Garden. Refresh your pallet with a tasting of spring inspired pinots. We will be tasting a wonderful collection of pinot grigio and pinot noir hand selected by local sommeliers from The Twisted Vine. Enjoy a glass with light bites that welcome you into the season of spring.

Please note: In the event of rain, this event will be held in the glamorous and elegant White House East Room!

General Admission: $45

RNF Members: $40

Tickets are available here

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Corks and Crafts: Wine Tasting Event

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Corks and Crafts

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Bring your friends to a fun afternoon out! Experience the taste of Orange County’s finest wine and brews with a delicious summertime buffet. Sommeliers from The Twisted Vine will be providing a summertime selection of reds, wines accompanied by a refreshing flight of craft beers. Sit back and enjoy the tasting while surrounded by the beautifully bloomed roses in the First Lady’s Rose Garden.

Please note — In the event of rain, this event will be held in the glamorous and elegant White House East Room!

General Admission: $60

RNF Members: $55

Tickets are available here

Thursday, May 23, 2019

U.S.-China Workshop: China’s Belt and Road Initiative and U.S. Grand Strategy

U.S.-China Workshop: China’s Belt and Road Initiative and U.S. Grand Strategy

May 23 at 7pm

In 2013, President Xi Jinping launched “The Belt and Road Initiative” a 21st Century vision of its ancient silk road trade routes. Its stated objective is to integrate China’s growing economy through the global economic system.

Through its various infrastructure projects, BRI runs through the continents of Asia, Europe, and Africa investing trillions in railroads, ports, pipelines, fiber-optic cables, satellites and internet connectivity.

As a consequence of China’s vision for global economic expansion, Chinese companies now have a controlling stake in 76 ports in 35 countries across the world. To protect its vast interests, China has also expanded its global security presence.

How does the BRI conform with China’s geopolitical ambitions? What does it mean for America’s interests and security?


downloadKarl Eikenberry 
is the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow, Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative and faculty member at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. He is a Stanford University Professor of Practice, and an affiliate at the FSI Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, Center for International Security Cooperation and The Europe Center. Prior to his arrival at Stanford, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from May 2009 until July 2011, where he led the civilian surge directed by President Obama to reverse insurgent momentum and set the conditions for transition to full Afghan sovereignty.

5_hillmanJonathan Hillman is a senior fellow with the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy and director of the Reconnecting Asia Project. At CSIS, he leads an effort to map and analyze new roads, railways, ports, and other infrastructure emerging across the supercontinent of Eurasia. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as a policy adviser at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he directed the research and writing process for essays, speeches, and other materials explaining U.S. trade and investment policy. At USTR, he contributed to the 2015 U.S. National Security Strategy, the President’s Trade Agenda, and numerous Congressional testimonies.


Top Photo: President Xi Jinping (Bloomberg).