Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Larry Elder Show – Live Broadcast

The Larry Elder Show – Live Radio Broadcast

3PM – 6PM | Free Event Admission

“The Sage from South Central” returns to the Nixon Library for a live broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show!

Larry Elder, the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has hosted the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March 1994.

Seating is first come, first served.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony

Mrs. Nixon and her official party watch the giant pandas at the Peking Zoo
Join us for an

Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony

May 12, 2019 | FREE

In 1972, at a state banquet in Beijing, First Lady Pat Nixon mentioned her fondness for pandas to Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, and Zhou gave the United States a pair of pandas as a result. The First Lady welcomed Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing to the National Zoo in Washington, where they proved wildly popular.

This May, California will welcome another new group of “giant pandas” in Panda and Its Friends: An Art Exhibition by Liu Zhong, set to be displayed at the Nixon Library from May 13 to 15.

The exhibition will showcase 46 pieces from renowned Chinese Artist Liu Zhong, known as the world’s “Panda Ambassador.” He is an activist for environmental protection and disaster relief.



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Arthur Brooks on “Love Your Enemies”

Arthur Brooks Event

 Arthur Brooks on “Love Your Enemies”

Lecture and Book Signing

Thursday, May 16 at 1:30PM

President of the American Enterprise Institute, Arthur Brooks, will discuss his new book, “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.”

Brooks will comment on the divisive nature of politics that is tearing America a part. One in six Americans have stopped talking to close friends or family members over politics; angry activists agitate on college campuses; television commentators scream over one another; and internet trolls degrade national debate through inflammatory rhetoric and character assassinations.

Brooks shows how treating others with contempt is not a formula for success. Based on cutting edge behavioral research, ancient wisdom, and a decade of experience leading one of America’s top policy think tanks, Brooks offers a new way to lead not by attacking others, but on bridging national divides and mending personal relationships. “Love Your Enemies” is not a push for moderation, holding that disagreements are the secret to excellence. It offers a clear strategy for a new generation of leaders, and is a rallying cry for people hoping for a new era of American progress.

This event is free to attend. Guests must register HERE

Monday, May 20, 2019

Newt Gingrich at the Nixon Library


Newt Gingrich at the Nixon Library

Hear from one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today

The former House Speaker and New York Times-bestselling author returns to the Nixon Library to discuss the current state of our political system and his gripping new novel Collusion – – his first book in a contemporary series filled with adventure, betrayal, and politics, that captures the tensions and divides of America and the world today.

Advanced Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $50
Nixon Foundation Members: $43

Event admission includes an autographed copy of the Collusion!

Advanced ticket sales ended on March 31st.

Purchase tickets HERE

Monday, May 27, 2019

Commemorate Memorial Day



Commemorate Memorial Day

By Paying Tribute to POW heroes and their families

Monday, May 27


Honor the American military this memorial day by paying special tribute to POWs and their families.

10 AM: Wreath Laying at the Memorials of President and Mrs. Nixon

11 AM: Panel with POW Wives from the Vietnam War

Panelists include POW wives Jenny Connell Robertson and Patsy Crayton, as well as historian Heath Hardage Lee, author of The League of Wives, the first in-depth look at the political power of POW spouses, who ignored social protocol to help free their husbands.

Moderated by Audrey Coleman, curator of The League of Wives, a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Robert J. Dole Institute.

2 PM: Placentia Symphonic Band Concert

The highly popular and renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will perform its classic repertoire of All-American favorites in the East Room. This will be the 50th performance of the band at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. The Placentia Symphonic Band has a long relationship with the Nixon Foundation and regularly performs at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day.

Paid admission is required to tour the museum galleries and Apollo 11 special exhibit. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Senator Tom Cotton at the Nixon Library

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Senator Tom Cotton

Lecture and Book Signing at the Nixon Library

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Before he was the U.S. Senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton was a platoon leader with the storied 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment— “The Old Guard” — on combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Join us on May 29, 2019 as Senator Cotton discusses his new book Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery, an extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery.

The program will be moderated by incoming Nixon Foundation President Hugh Hewitt.

General Admission: $45
Nixon Foundation Members: $35
President’s Society Member VIP Reception: $75

Event admission includes an autographed copy of Sacred Duty!



An extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Tom Cotton’s
Sacred Duty offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of “The Old Guard,” the revered U.S. Army unit whose mission is to honor our country’s fallen heroes on the most hallowed ground in America.

Cotton was a platoon leader with the storied 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment—The Old Guard—between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the height of the Iraq Surge, he carried the flag-draped remains of his fallen comrades off of airplanes at Dover Air Force Base, and he laid them to rest in Arlington’s famed Section 60, “the saddest acre in America.” He also performed hundreds of funerals for veterans of the Greatest Generation, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

The Old Guard has embodied the ideals of honor and sacrifice across our nation’s history. America’s oldest active-duty regiment, dating back to 1784, The Old Guard conducts daily military-honor funerals on the 624 rolling acres of Arlington, where generations of American heroes rest. Its soldiers hold themselves to the standard of perfection in sweltering heat, frigid cold, and driving rain. Every funeral is a no-fail, zero-defect mission, whether honoring a legendary general or a humble private.

In researching and writing the book, Cotton returned to Arlington and shadowed the regiment’s soldiers, from daily funerals to the state funeral of President George H. W. Bush to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reliving the honor—and the challenges—of duty at the nation’s “most sacred shrine.”=

Part history of The Old Guard, part memoir of Cotton’s time at Arlington, part intimate profile of today’s soldiers, Sacred Duty is an unforgettable testament to the timeless power of service and sacrifice to our nation.

Tom Cotton is a United States Senator from Arkansas. He served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between combat tours, he served with the United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment (“The Old Guard”) at Arlington National Cemetery. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He served one term in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate.


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Frank Luntz at the Nixon Library


A Conversation with Frank Luntz

Global Perspective on Politics, Economics, and Getting Along

Focus Group Discussion with International Students,
and Audience Q&A


In partnership with Frank Luntz, pollster, communications expert, political commentator, and CEO of Luntz Global, the Nixon Foundation will host 16 university students from around the world for an exclusive engagement at the Nixon Library.

Luntz will moderate the focus group with international students — all top of their classes and future leaders of their respective countries — to hear their perspectives on politics, global security, and the prospects for democracy throughout the world. The international students are all studying at New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus.

This will be a program of active audience participation.  Throughout the televised live stream, Luntz will invite general audience members to ask questions of the students.

During this program, Luntz will unveil for the first time his “21 Words of Diplomacy” initiative.

Click Here to Register.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Journeying with the Nixons


Join us for a Historic VIP Tour of the Nixons’ Wedding Location

at the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA on June 7th

Join the President’s Society for a unique look at Presidential history and the venue of the Nixons’ wedding on June 21, 1940, the Mission Inn in Riverside, California.
This VIP/ private tour of the Mission Inn, which is a national historic landmark will be docent-led and highlight the historic significance of many Presidential visits and celebrities who stayed and visited at the hotel. Members will be greeted with a champagne reception prior to the walking tour, which lasts approximately 75 minutes.
A cocktail reception with the signature Nixon Cocktail will be served with a buffet lunch in the famous Spanish art gallery. A docent will speak more about the famous art at the inn during lunch time.
More details below:
When: Friday, June 7
Where: Mission Inn in Riverside, Ca
Time: Charter bus leaves the Richard Nixon Library promptly at 9am. Return to Library at 4pm
Cost: $150 per person (includes tour, two receptions, transportation and lunch)
The event is open to President’s Society members only, to join the President’s Society, please contact Nicole Thies at
Limit two tickets per President’s Society membership. Space is limited to the first 40 registrants.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Meet Tuskegee Airman Lt. Colonel Harry Stewart


Meet Tuskegee Airman

Lt. Colonel Harry Stewart

Monday, June 10 | 7:00 PM

Free Admission

Meet Tuskegee Airman Lt. Colonel Harry Stewart, Author of Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman’s Firsthand Account of WWII. In Conversation with co-author Philip Handleman.

He had to sit in a segregated rail car on the journey to Army basic training in Mississippi in 1943. But two years later, the twenty-year-old African American from New York was at the controls of a P-51 Mustang, prowling for Luftwaffe aircraft at five thousand feet over the Austrian countryside. By the end of World War II, he had done something that nobody could take away from him:

He had become an American hero.

This is the remarkable true story of Lt. Col. Harry Stewart Jr., one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Meet Teasel Muir-Harmony, National Air & Space Museum Curator

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Meet Teasel Muir-Harmony,

National Air & Space Museum Curator

Thursday, June 13 | 7:00 PM

Free Admission

Author of Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects

A fascinating collection of 50 key artifacts from the Smithsonian archives that tell the story of the groundbreaking space exploration program

Book Foreword by Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins

Bold photographs, fascinating graphics, and engaging stories commemorate the 20th century’s most important space endeavor:

Muirharmony smallNASA’s Apollo program to reach the moon. From the lunar rover and a survival kit to space food and moon rocks, it’s a carefully curated array of objects–complete with intriguing back stories and profiles of key participants.

This book showcases the historic space exploration program that landed humans on the moon, advanced the world’s capabilities for space travel and revolutionized our sense of humanity’s place in the universe. Each historic accomplishment is symbolized by a different object, from a Russian stamp honoring Yuri Gagarin and plastic astronaut action figures to the Apollo 11 command module, piloted by Michael Collins as Armstrong and Aldrin made the first moonwalk, together with the monumental art inspired by these moon missions. Throughout, Apollo to the Moon also tells the story of people who made the journey possible: the heroic astronauts as well as their supporters, including President John F. Kennedy, newsman Walter Cronkite, and NASA scientists such as Margaret Hamilton.

“I was there – and you can be, too, in this unique book of pictures and stories about the Apollo missions” – Buzz Aldrin

Teasel Muir-Harmony is a historian of science and technology and curator of the Apollo Spacecraft Collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She earned a Ph.D. from MIT and held positions at the American Institute of Physics and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. Muir-Harmony’s current research project focuses on the history of space diplomacy, examining how Project Apollo shaped and mediated the United States’ role on the global stage.