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ONLINE FEATURES
China Touchdown For Kids
 
LIBRARY & MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS
PUBLIC PROGRAMING
Historian Thomas Sugrue discusses his new book on race in modern America
Sugrue Not Even Past


December 2, 2010
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
For reservations: email
Nixon@nara.gov or call
714-983-9120

The Nixon Library is proud to partner with the Yorba Linda Public Library in presenting:

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

AN NFL HALL-OF-FAME EVENING
Friday, January 14 . 7:00 p.m.
Nixon Library Auditorium
Former Los Angeles Rams and Pro Football Hall of Fame players Tom Mack and Jackie Slater will discuss their experiences in the NFL, college athletics, and the impact of football on their lives. Learn how the game of football evolved from top offensive linemen who lived and played through the changes described in The Blind Side.


You can view the entire calendar of activities and discover more about the One Book, One City program at the Yorba Linda Public Library's official website
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THE ARCHIVES
The Presidential Documents are here

SCHOOL TOURS
SCHOOL TOURS
Thank You Students!

This school year more than 8,250 students toured the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum accompanied by some of the area’s best and brightest educators. We’d sincerely like to thank each and every one of them for being our Library’s V.I.P.’s.

This is your Library and these are your tours, if you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns please contact us at NixonEducation@nara.gov or call
714-983-9120
. If you’d like to book a tour, just return our reservation form and our office staff will contact you shortly.

To see some of our adorable, enlightening, and much appreciated student letters, follow this link.

SCHOOL TOURS
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Public Programming

"Treasures from the Vault”

Head of State Gifts from the Nixon Presidential Library Collection

For over thirty years, the artifacts from the Nixon presidency resided largely out of public view in gift vaults in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, after a cross-country move, all 30,000 of these items are now permanently housed here in Yorba Linda. In celebration, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has designed Treasures from the Vault, a special exhibit showcasing some of the most interesting, unusual, and breathtaking gifts given to President Richard Nixon, First Lady Pat Nixon, and the Nixon family by world leaders. This show runs from September 4, 2010 through January 30, 2011 in the Special Exhibit Gallery.

Among the many highlights are:
• A stunning red silk ten-panel screen with embroidered cranes from the President of South Korea.
• A diamond watch from the Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia.
• An official painting of St. Peter’s Basilica from Pope Paul VI.
• A first century BC Ghandara carved stone relief depicting Buddha from Taxila, Pakistan.

In a special learning center kids can explore gifts from African leaders to learn about the history, cultures, and geography of Africa.
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A World in Miniature
LEGO® trains at the Nixon Library
A Holiday Tradition,
All Aboard!

November 8, 2010
to
January 28, 2011

On display is a miniature train layout built by the Southern California LEGO@ Train Club.  There is a large suspension bridge connecting islands of city, yard, train stations (large and small), amusement park and boardwalk, and town.  A new island, easily seen by our shortest visitors, is a vacation paradise. 

For more information please call the main line at (714) 983-9120

 

Yorba Linda Public Library Exposed 2010

Where do you see yourself?

Where do you see humanity?

Who will you become?

How will people see you?

What do you want people to see?

The Nixon Library is proud to continue one of our favorite fall traditions, the Exposed teen art contest presented in cooperation with the Yorba Linda Public Library and the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance.   Any teen in grades 7 through 12 are invited to submit up to two entries expressing this year’s theme, Glimpse into the Future, through writing, art, or graphic arts.  All entries are due to the Yorba Linda Public Library by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010.   For complete guidelines please see pdf. You can find the entry form here pdf.

We encourage all of our visitors, proud artists, and exuberant parents to view a special display of these masterpieces in the Great Hall from November 24 through December 7, 2010. learn more>

 

Daniel Schorr
1916-2010

On May 15, 2008, Library Director Tim Naftali interviewed Daniel Schorr for the Nixon Library. The Library, which is working to put all of its processed video oral histories eventually on the web, pays tribute to Mr. Schorr by posting this interview now. here

Public Programming

On the staff of the Office of Economic Opportunity from 1969-70, Vice President Richard Cheney was a White House Staff Assistant in 1971 and Assistant Director of the Cost of Living Council from 1971 to 1973. To see his video oral history with the Nixon Library please click here.

In August 1971, Donald Rumsfeld briefed White House summer interns. Listen online to this briefing.