Events at the Nixon Library

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

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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

PN with Kids

Pat Nixon Day of Service

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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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

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Memorial Service for Edward C. Nixon

The Honor of Your Presence

is Requested at

The Memorial Service For

Edward C. Nixon

on Sunday April 14, 2019

10:00AM Ceremony


Edward Nixon, the youngest and last surviving brother of President Richard Nixon, died on February 27, 2019, at a skilled nursing facility in Bothell, Washington. He was 88 years old.

Mr. Nixon worked on his brother’s successful presidential campaigns in 1968 and 1972 and served as Co-Chairman of the Nixon re-election committee in 1972.

Ed Nixon was an original member of the Board of Directors of the Richard Nixon Foundation.

A career geologist and expert on global energy use, Mr. Nixon spent six decades pursuing the responsible use of natural resources around the globe. Throughout his career, he served as an advisor to several cutting-edge companies in the field of Earth science.

Edward Calvert Nixon was born on May 3, 1930, in Whittier, California. He was the fifth and youngest child of Frank and Hannah Nixon, and named Edward after an English King, as was Nixon family tradition.

Mr. Nixon served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator, helicopter flight instructor, Assistant Professor of Naval Science at the University of Washington, and Naval Reserve Captain. He received a Master of Science in Geological Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Duke University.

Since his brother’s groundbreaking and historic opening of the People’s Republic of China in 1972, Mr. Nixon made more than 30 important goodwill missions to the country, where he was always welcomed by high-level dignitaries alongside ordinary Chinese citizens, fondly remembering of his brother’s visit.

In 2009, he published his first and only book, The Nixons: A Family Portrait, an intimate look into the Milhous and Nixon families. His book is an invaluable contribution to the historical record.

Mr. Nixon is survived by his daughters Amelie “Amy” Peiffer and Elizabeth “Beth” Matheny. His wife of 57 years, Gay Lynne Nixon, died in 2014.

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

Monday, April 22, 2019

Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of RN’s Passing

RN Funeral

Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of President Nixon’s
passing with California Governor Pete Wilson


Join distinguished California Senator and Governor, Pete Wilson as he marks 25 years since President Richard Nixon’s passing. Governor Wilson was one of four eulogists at President Nixon’s funeral.

11 AM: Wreath Laying

11: 30 AM: In Conversation with Gov. Pete Wilson

This event is free to attend.

Register to attend HERE

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