Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Charlie and Ling Zhang Mid-Autumn Festival

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The Charlie and Ling Zhang Mid-Autumn Festival

East meets West at the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival at the Nixon Library — an evening of fun for the entire family!

One of the most important traditions of China’s past –the celebration dates to the Shang Dynasty in 1600 BC– visitors to the Nixon Library can experience an outdoor reunion of friends and families under the full moon, symbolizing harmony and rejuvenation.

Schedule of events:

4:30 PM: Fusion Food Festival: Symbolically-themed Arts and Crafts and Interactive Opportunities for Kids

6:00 PM: Special Performance in the magnificent East Room by Orange County Music and Dance Multi-Generation Chamber Orchestra


Overture to Magic Flute

Bach and Vivaldi Double Concertos with Young Soloists

Select American and Chinese Orchestral Selections

7:15 PM: Traditional Chinese music in the Pat Nixon Gardens, under the moonlight


With thanks to Charlie and Ling Zhang for their sponsorship of this new annual event.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Major Garrett at the Nixon Library


CBS Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett will discuss his book Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency

In Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride, Major Garrett provides what journalists are often said to do, but usually don’t: a true first draft of history. His goal was to sift through the mountains of shrieking headlines to focus on the most significant moments of Trump’s young presidency, and the ones that Garrett believes will have a lasting impact. The result is an authoritative, mature, and consistently entertaining account of the era.

Major Garrett has been reporting on the White House for nearly two decades, covering four different presidencies for three national news outlets.

There is no cost to attend this event.

Register Here

Friday, October 4, 2019

Meet Microsoft President Brad Smith


Author of Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age at the Richard Nixon Library

Moderated by Hugh Hewitt, President of the Richard Nixon Foundation

Talk and Book Signing

Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: When your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself.

While sweeping digital transformation holds great promise, we have reached an inflection point. The world has turned information technology into both a powerful tool and a formidable weapon, and new approaches are needed to manage an era defined by even more powerful inventions like artificial intelligence. Companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future, and governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie



Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie

Free Event Admission – – Limited Availability – – Must Register to Attend

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will deliver a special address on President Trump’s far-reaching, high-priority impact on the Veterans Affairs Administration and advocacy for veterans –while looking back to the Nixon administration and President Nixon’s commitment to our Veterans and especially Prisoners of War– at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday, October 10 at Noon.

The Honorable Robert Wilkie was nominated by President Trump to serve as our nation’s tenth Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 23, 2018, and sworn in on July 30, 2018.

Before confirmation as VA Secretary, Mr. Wilkie served Defense Secretary James Mattis as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness—the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary for Total Force Management as it relates to readiness, National Guard and Reserve component affairs, health affairs, training, and personnel requirements and management, including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and the quality of life for military families.


Monday, October 21, 2019

Meet Judge Jeanine Pirro at the Nixon Library

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Judge Jeanine Pirro at the Nixon Library

Monday, October 21 at 7:00 PM

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of Justice w/ Judge Jeanine on Fox News Channel

Picking up where her last #1 bestseller, left off, Judge Jeanine Pirro will discuss her latest book Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left’s Plot to Remake America.


General Admission + Signed Book: $50

Member Admission + Signed Book: $40

All tickets include a signed copy of Radicals, Resistance and Revenge.



Sunday, October 27, 2019

Meet Newt Gingrich at the Nixon Library


Meet Newt Gingrich at the Nixon Library

October 27

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 Sino-American relationship in his timely new book Trump vs. China: Facing America’s Greatest Threat, an examination of the current state of relations between the U.S. and China, the most important bilateral relationship in the world today.

President’s Society Reception: $125, includes a signed copy of Trump vs. China, a photo with Speaker Gingrich, hosted beer and wine, hosted appetizers, and preferred seating in the East Room.




Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Meet Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise

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Meet Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise


In celebration of the 50th anniversary year of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the Richard Nixon Library is proud to host a special event with legendary Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise.

Fred will discuss his harrowing mission to the Moon that was immortalized in the Oscar-winning motion picture, Apollo 13 with Bill Paxton playing Astronaut Haise.

Don’t miss an opportunity to meet this American hero in person!



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Meet Bret Baier at the Nixon Library


Meet Bret Baier

Host of Fox News Channel’s Special Report

October 30, 7:30 PM


Author of Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II

#1 bestselling author and anchor of Fox News Channel’s Special Report returns to the Nixon Library for a lecture and book signing for his next bestseller Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II.

Baier will tell the gripping story of the secret meeting that hastened the end of World War II—the grossly-understudied 1943 Tehran Conference, where FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin plotted the war’s endgame, including the D-Day invasion.

Bret Baier is the chief political anchor for Fox News Channel and the anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier. He previously served as the network’s Chief White House Correspondent and as National Security Correspondent based at the Pentagon.

Signed Book + General Admission: $28.99

Signed Book + Member Admission: $23.99




Monday, November 4, 2019

Nicholas Sarantakes on Nixon and Sports

Author of Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports, 1969-1974


Nicholas Evan Sartantakes, Professor of History at the Naval War College, will discuss President Nixon’s intertwined, and relatively unknown, relationship with the spectacle of American sports.

While in office, President Nixon did a lot more than just throw out the first baseball of the season; he was a genuine baseball and football fan, and his interest and engagement in American sports had an impact on the culture of the nation.

In this in-depth study, Sarantakes argues that sports are central to understanding Richard Nixon. When watching sports or attending athletic events, Nixon was his most unguarded and articulate. Consequently, Nixon was able to use sports in a way that communicated a recreational pastime, allowing him to effectively express his leadership, values, and policies to the American people.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day Commemoration


Veterans Day Commemoration

Please join us in honoring the service of American military members at our November 11th Veterans Day celebration in the beautiful East Room at the Nixon Presidential Library.



Formal Presentation of Colors by the Troy High School Navy JROTC

Program led by Col. Wayne Scott, USAF, Ret. who will be joined in conversation with World War II veterans, Corporal Nick Devereux, US Army Radioman Second Class Don Fosburg, US Navy

1:30 PM Concert by the Placentia Symphonic Band

The Placentia Symphonic Band is in its 18th year of concerts for the people of Southern California. Since its debut in 2001, the PSB has performed over 230 selections of music in 82 performances and special concerts. The Placentia Symphonic Band has made 49 appearances at the Nixon Library and routinely draws standing-room-only audiences at these events.

Admission to the museum sold separately