Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Richard Nixon Library & Museum

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18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Meet Bret Baier

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Meet Bret Baier


Fox News Chief Political Anchor

Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture and Book Signing

Bret returns to the Nixon Library to present Three Days in Moscow, the riveting story behind President Reagan’s historic Moscow Summit. He’ll also talk about President Nixon’s work to effectively thaw the Cold War.

Book purchase is required to attend this event: $28.99
(Member Price: $22.99)

Special Reception for Nixon Foundation Members:
Join us from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM for a wine and cheese reception in the Pat Nixon Amphitheater. Cost for the Members Reception is $12 per person. RSVP with Anne Brown at 714-364-1161. Click here to become a Member.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

“AM 870 The Answer” Ask the Candidates Forum

Ask the Candidates Forum

Join AM870 THE ANSWER for a Special ASK THE CANDIDATES Forum at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.


For an updated list of which candidates are attending, click here.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day Commemoration 2018

Memorial Day Event

Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony

Free Event Admission

11:00 AM: Ceremony in the Pat Nixon Amphitheater

Wreath laying and remarks by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, a decorated Marine Corps veteran of the iconic Battle of Iwo Jima. Williams is the last living Marine to receive the nation’s highest award for valor from serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Formal Presentation of the Colors and 21-Gun Salute by the 1st Marine Division.

1:00 PM: Lecture and Book Signing

Retired USMC Infantry Major Scott A. Huesing will speak and sign copies of Echo in Ramadi.

3:30 PM: Placentia Symphonic Band

The renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will perform their classic setlist of All-American favorites in the East Room.


Seating is first-come, first-served for all programs.

Admission to the Memorial Day programming is free and open to the public. You will need to purchase admission tickets to explore the museum exhibits.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Congressman James Rogan

Former Congressman James Rogan

Author of On to Chicago: Rediscovering Robert F. Kennedy and the Lost Campaign of 1968

The 1968 election was—and remains— spellbinding.

Unlike modern presidential campaigns, where a dozen or more unknowns vie for debate stage sound bites, that year nine titans battled for the presidency.

Fifty years later, most people are unaware that in a single race former Vice President Richard Nixon, California Governor Ronald Reagan, President Lyndon Johnson, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Senator Eugene McCarthy, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, former Alabama Governor George Wallace, and Michigan Governor George Romney all squared off for the White House.

The shocking assassination of Robert Kennedy on the night of his California primary victory left a gaping hole in history. and for five decades left this unanswered question: What if?


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Roses and Rosé at the Richard Nixon Library

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Roses and Rosé

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.

Voted Orange County Register’s Best of Wine Bars 2017, sommeliers from The Twisted Vine will interact and teach guests about each varietal.

$45 per person / $40 member

Special Offer: Join as a new Nixon Foundation Member of $125 or greater and receive one complimentary ticket to Roses and Rosé.

Register before June 5th.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

U.S.-China Workshop: The Rise of Xi Jinping and China as a Global Power

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U.S.-China Workshop: The Rise of Xi Jinping and China as a Global Power

Free Event Admission

Book signing with Elizabeth Economy, author of “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State” following discussion.

After being inaugurated as president of the People’s Republic of China five years ago, no single leader in modern Chinese history since Mao Zedong has assumed more power, or sizably projected his personal influence both domestically and internationally.

Calling for a national rejuvenation, Xi has pledged to expand the middle class, and make more reforms for increased foreign investment. In foreign policy, Xi’s China has become more assertive. China has deployed its military overseas for the first time since 1950, and made claims to territory in the East and South China Seas. It’s also committed to billions of dollars in foreign aide for developing nations.

In October 2017, the Chinese Communist Party abolished five year term limits, paving the way for Xi to rule beyond 2022.

What does his leadership mean for the political and economic future of China, and superpower relations with the United States?



Elizabeth Economy is the C. V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an acclaimed author and expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy, writing on topics ranging from China’s environmental challenges to its resource quest. She has published articles in foreign policy and scholarly journals including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. She is the author of “By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World,” the award wining “The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future,” and her forthcoming book, “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State,” which analyzes the contradictory nature of reform under President Xi Jinping.

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.  His most recent book, coauthored with Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, is the third edition of “China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know,” published by Oxford in March.  His other books include, as author, “Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo,” and, as editor, “The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China.”  An Associate Fellow of the Asia Society, he has served on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, is Editor of The Journal of Asian Studies, Advising Editor for Asia for The Los Angeles Review of Books, and a member of Dissent magazine’s Editorial Board. His commentaries and reviews have appeared in many general interest periodicals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Internazionale, Time, Slate, The American Scholar, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and The Times Literary Supplement.

John Gong (moderator). In 1985, John Gong left Shanghai and came to US with $53 in the pocket. After earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and in Electrical Engineering in Virginia, he became a PhD candidate in Robotics at Stanford University. While pursuing his PhD, Mr. Gong decided to accept an offer from Texas Instruments to become Systems Engineer and then got promoted to be Sales Manager. Subsequently he accepted a position for Matsushita, Inc. as Western Regional General Manager. In 1997, he became Asian Pacific General Manager for Entivity Inc., a US company providing computer-based control software for automation control. He traveled 28 countries in Asian Pacific for the next 4 years. In 2001 Mr. Gong founded and serves as Chairman and CEO of his own United States-based company, ICP DAS USA Inc., a manufacturer for automation control and robots. Based on the success of this company, he then founded and now serves as Chairman and CEO of Athena Technologies Inc., LSJ Investment Group Inc. and LV Investment Group Inc. Beyond these businesses, Mr. Gong holds the position of Vice Director of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) in China. He was featured on the front covers of China’s Foreign Trade and China Economic & Trade Herald magazines in China and has been quoted and featured in several different editions.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Meet Andrew Puzder, former CEO Carl’s Jr.

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Meet Andrew Puzder

Former CEO of Carl’s, Jr.

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It

Andy Puzder, the former CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, says that “capitalism” is not a dirty word, and thankfully President Trump understands this; his pro-business policies will bring back economic growth and secure our future.

As a successful CEO in the restaurant industry, Andy Puzder uniquely understands how important the profit motive is to our country’s ultimate prosperity. Furthermore, as the grandson of immigrants, the son of a car salesman, and someone who worked his way up from earning minimum wage to running an international business, he has a first-hand view of how America’s exceptional capitalist spirit can lift everyone to success.

Puzder argues in his new book, THE CAPITALIST COMEBACK, that increasingly irrelevant left wing forces have launched an all out assault on a pro-business president in the White House. From its roots in the Progressive Era to labor unions to education to entertainment to its political resurgence with avowed socialist candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Puzder traces the development of the anti-profit forces in the United States and shows how, under President Trump, they can be vanquished for good.