Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

President Nixon’s Birthday Commemoration

Free Admission to the Nixon Library

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Commemorate the 106th birthday of America’s 37th President with special events at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Orange County, California.

Admission to the Nixon Library is free all day.

11 AM: Presidential Wreath Laying at the Memorial Sites of President and First Lady Nixon

Laying of a memorial wreath sent from President Donald Trump

Keynote remarks by Major General Robert F. Castellvi, Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division

Patriotic musical performances by the Navy Band Southwest Brass Quintet

Formal Presentation of the Colors

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Daniel Krauthammer on “The Point of it All”


January 22 at 7:30pm

Daniel Krauthammer, the son of one of the most celebrated political thinkers of our time, the late Charles Krauthammer, will discuss his New York Times bestselling, powerful collection of his father’s most important works.

Spanning the personal, political, and philosophical, it features never before published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy.

“The Point of It all” is edited with an introduction by the author’s son, Daniel Krauthammer, who spent the past year close by his father’s side in the hospital, working together toward the book’s completion.

The book is a reminder of what made Charles Krauthammer the most celebrated American columnist and political thinker of his generation, a look at the man behind the words, and a lasting testament to his belief that anyone with an open and honest mind can grapple deeply with the most urgent questions in politics and life.


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Gardening Workshop – Rose Pruning and Rose Care

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Learn from a Master Rosarian!

Join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 10:00am – 11:30am for a Rose Pruning and Rose Care Workshop in the historic Pat Nixon Gardens.

Tom Cooney, Master Rosarian and seven-term past president of the Orange County Rose Society, will demonstrate techniques to produce beautiful blooms and healthy growth in your garden. A hands-on workshop, attendees will be invited to prune selections from the rose garden, joined by members of the Orange County Rose Society.

This workshop is available with paid Library Admission and includes early entrance to the gardens. The demonstration will take place outdoors in the Pat Nixon Amphitheatre. Participants may bring gardening gloves. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

The Library doors open early on the day of the workshop at 9:30am. Walk-ups will be accepted the day of the workshop.

Tickets start at $6.00 for the general public. This event is free to Richard Nixon Foundation Members. Members enjoy free Admission to the Library all year round. Memberships may be purchased the day of the workshop, discounted up to 40% off during the government shutdown.

Admission includes the Workshop, the Pat Nixon Gardens, the Presidential Birthplace, the exterior to the Marine One Helicopter and award-winning films highlighting President Richard Nixon’s legacy.


The Library is open Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 11am-5pm. For questions regarding the workshop, call (714) 993-5075.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Gary Sinise at the Nixon Library

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Gary Sinise at the Nixon Library

February 4 at 7:30 PM

Award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise will make his first appearance at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on Monday, February 4 at 7:30 PM for a presentation about his new memoir, Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service.

Gary Sinise will share his amazing story about how a kid from Chicago went on to a prominent career as an award-winning actor and director. But his standout role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump led to his true calling: to support our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their loved ones, while upholding the importance of keeping our country strong by taking care of those who serve.

General admission tickets to this event are $45. Tickets for Nixon Foundation Members are $36. All tickets include a signed copy of Grateful American. There will be a VIP reception for President’s Society Members which includes a private book signing and photo with Gary Sinise. To join the Nixon Foundation President’s Society please contact or call (657) 207-0293.


For those unable to attend, signed copies of Grateful American are available at

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

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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

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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

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Pat Nixon Day of Service

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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