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50th Anniversary of the Apollo 15 Mission
July 26, 2021 - August 7, 2021, celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 15. Learn more about the eighth human space flight and fourth American manned space mission to land on the Moon.


Welcome Back to School!
Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety and health precautions and protocols, our popular in-house Education Tours and Public programs remain suspended. Currently, we are not scheduling Education Tours at this time. In anticipation of the eventual return of these programs, we maintain a list of your tour requests. 


The Evolution of Space Travel: Then and Now
Explore the history of space travel and the U.S.'s space program, including the Apollo program, U.S.-Soviet cooperation, the International Space Station, and the space race in the 21st century.


EARLY MUSEUM CLOSURE TODAY, AUGUST 4
The museum will be closing at noon (12:00 p.m.) today for a special event. The private Nixon Foundation is hosting a televised gubernatorial candidates debate. Please visit the Nixon Foundation website for more information.


War Powers Resolution of 1973
Follow the links to learn about the resolution (also known as the War Powers Act) that limits the U.S. president’s ability to initiate or escalate military actions abroad


The Declaration of Independence: Lesser-known Facts
We are highlighting some lesser-known but exciting facts surrounding this vital document.


1970s America
Learn more about the decade of profound changes and uncertainty.


50th Anniversary of the Release of The Pentagon Papers
Sunday, June 13, 2021, marked the 50th anniversary of the New York Times publication of “The History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Vietnam," otherwise known as the Pentagon Papers. Learn more!


New Expanded Hours!
Effective Thursday, June 24, 2021, we are delighted to announce the Museum is open seven days a week. 


The 26th Amendment
July 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the certification of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Learn more!