Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts a variety of special events, exhibits, lectures and concerts throughout the year.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Collegiate Forum

Collegiate Forum: Can Immigration “Make America Great Again”?


The “Make America Great Again” agenda puts Americans first, so where does that put immigrants?

How should the new administration approach DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)?

The Nixon Foundation in collaboration with US Vigilance will bring together top students from California’s preeminent colleges and universities for the third Collegiate Forum which will prompt a timely competition of ideas concerning a few pressing issues which face the Millennial generation.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jo Haldeman


Author of In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978

Talk and Book Signing

Free Event Admission

An unfiltered view from an insider of the earth shattering events of the Nixon presidency – a new perspective from the center of power.

In this new and compelling memoir, Jo Haldeman – wife of the legendary H.R. Haldeman, President Nixon’s chief of staff – tells her story as “the woman behind the man behind the president.”

She offers a never-before-told perspective on the Nixon presidency: dancing at two presidential inaugural balls; playing cards with Henry Kissinger aboard Air Force One; spending weekends at the privacy of Camp David – while raising four children in the shadow of the most powerful office in the land.

Never before has the Nixon presidency been recounted so vividly from this perspective.

Mrs. Haldeman will sign copies of her book following the talk. Books can be purchased at the Nixon Library Museum Store the day of the event.

If you are unable to attend, click here to purchase signed copies of the book and we’ll ship the day after her appearance.


Monday, April 24, 2017

John A. Farrell, Author of “Richard Nixon: The Life”

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Author of Richard Nixon: The Life

A new biography of Richard Nixon by the award winning biographer of Clarence Darrow and Tip O’Neill.

John A. Farrell documents the life and career of the 37th President including his rapid rise to the national political arena, his consequential presidency, resignation from office and post-presidential years.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Governor John Kasich




Author of Two Paths: America Divided or United

2016 presidential candidate, Ohio governor and former nine-term congressman, John Kasich is coming to the Nixon Library to talk his experiences from the campaign trail and his hopes for America’s future.

As Governor Kasich began his race for the presidency, he was considered a long shot by politicians and the media, but his positive message struck a resonant chord with American voters.

Governor Kasich is uniquely qualified to answer the key question of our times: will America be divided…or united?

He will sign copies of his book following the lecture. Books can be purchased at the Nixon Library Museum Store the day of the event.


General Admission: $30

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day Brunch


Give your mom an unforgettable experience by joining us for a lavish brunch in our stunning replica of the historic White House East Room. You will be welcomed by a presidential red carpet arrival and complimentary red rose for your mom, followed by live musical entertainment and dining under our three magnificent crystal chandeliers.

Menu includes an abundant buffet brunch of Baja Cali Shrimp cocktail, tequila and lime cured salmon, Applewood smoked chicken apple sausage, chef carved tenderloin of beef, salmon medallions, cheese omelets, Belgian waffles, basmati rice, grilled Mediterranean vegetables and a sweets station.

To complete this memorable experience, you receive admission to the Nixon Library’s new museum, featuring more than 70 exhibits and interactives. You can also tour First Lady’s vibrant Rose Gardens, the President’s charming childhood home, serene memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon, and impressive Marine One Helicopter.

Reserved seating for groups of 6-10. Groups of less than six will be seated with other parties.

Two seatings: 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Outside seating is available. “Sunday best” attire is suggested.

Adults: $70, Kids (Age 2-10): $25, Under 2: $10

Gratuity is included.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Meet Condoleezza Rice


Meet Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

The former Secretary of State and bestselling author makes her first appearance at the Nixon Library to discuss and sign copies of her next bestseller Democracy — a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.

From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Dr. Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans.

In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Dr. Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy’s challenges into perspective.

Tickets Available for Live Simulcast

Monday, May 22, 2017

Meet Pat Buchanan



Author of Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever

From Vietnam to the Southern Strategy, from the opening of China to the scandal of Watergate, Pat Buchanan—speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon—tells the untold story of Nixon’s embattled White House, from its historic wins to its defeats.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Commemorate Memorial Day at the Nixon Library

Memorial Day 2017
Free Event Admission

11:00 AM Ceremony

  • Remarks by Retired Army Colonel Robert M. Kirila, former Deputy Commander of the 7th Special Forces Group
  • Presentation of the Colors
  • Performance by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band
  • Formal wreath laying

Noon Concert

The popular and renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will be presenting its Annual Memorial Day Concert in the East Room at 12:00pm. Admission is Free.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Meet Tom Ricks

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Meet Tom Ricks

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author and national security expert, will discuss his new book Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, a dual biography of two men whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Meet Admiral James Stavridis


Meet Admiral James Stavridis

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans

11AM Lunch

12 Noon Lecture

The four-star Navy admiral—one of the most admired of his generation—and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe will take us on a voyage through the seven seas, recounting remarkable tales of the power of the U.S. Navy in his new book Sea Power.