Becoming America: How We Gained and Secured Freedom and Self-Government

Lecture Series returns to the Nixon Presidential Library!

The Education and Public Programs Team at the Nixon Library is pleased to remind you that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) continues to be an excellent source for entertaining and historical content! Simply follow the links below for additional information.

Becoming America:
How We Gained and Secured Freedom and Self-Government


The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is proud to announce the return of the Becoming America: How We Gained and Secured Freedom and Self-Government lecture series! In this three-part lecture series, we will reflect on our history as a nation with an overview of our founding documents.


Each session contains six one-hour lectures presented by the guest lecturers listed below.  Lectures will be held each Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm beginning on Tuesday, September 13th, and concluding Tuesday, February 28th.


Each participant will receive a pocket edition of the United States Constitution courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration (while supplies last).

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Jo Ellen Chatham

Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham, Adjunct Professor, and Director of the Center for Civics Education, Concordia University Irvine

Volker Jansen

Dr. Volker Janssen, Professor, and Vice-Chair of the Department of History at California State University Fullerton 

Lisa Matthews

Lisa Matthews, Historian

Brian Santin

Dr. Bryan Santin,  Assistant Professor at Concordia University Irvine

Robert Robinson

Dr. Robert Robinson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Undergraduate Political Science Coordinator at California State University Fullerton


Join us for the first of 18 lively discussions at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on September 13, 2022, at 6 pm in Theater 37.

The Lecture Series and parking are free to the public. For questions, please email or call 714-983-9296.

When Orange County is experiencing HIGH COVID-19 community transmission levels face coverings are required at the Nixon Library. All lectures will be live streamed at