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Opening Weekend Activities for the New Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

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Friday, October 14

11:00 a.m.

    Opening ceremony at the front steps of the Nixon Library

    Dr. Henry Kissinger, California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Archivist David Ferriero, and President and Mrs. Nixon’s grandchildren Christopher Cox and Melanie Eisenhower will officially open the New Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum at a free public ceremony.

    Also on hand will be Ed Nixon, President Nixon's youngest brother; U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Ron Walker, chairman of the Richard Nixon Foundation; and Fred Malek, chairman of the Nixon Centennial Legacy Campaign.

    The opening ceremony will include musical performances by the USC Trojan Marching Band, a presentation of the colors by the Los Angeles Air Force Base Honor Guard, and a commemorative flyover by a squadron featuring a WWII C-53 Skytrooper plane that flew on D-Day.

    Signing up for the 11:00 a.m. ceremony is recommended but not required; seats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wishing to attend the ceremony can sign up at


12:00 noon

    The museum will open to the public immediately following the ceremony and will remain open until 9:00 p.m.

    Admission is free all day.

    Free musical performances will be offered throughout the day.


6:00 p.m.

    A family-friendly concert featuring tributes to Elvis Presley -- who famously met President Nixon at the White House in 1970 -- and The Beatles.

    Parking is free at Yorba Linda Friends Church, Tommy Lasorda Field House and the Yorba Linda Community Center. Shuttle services will be provided to and from the Library all day.


Saturday, October 15

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Museum grounds and galleries are open


10:00 a.m.

    “The Making of the New Nixon Library”

    This interactive session will feature the creative firms who designed, produced, and built the new museum and website, including Thinkwell Group (Los Angeles), Cortina Productions (McLean, VA), and The Woo (Los Angeles).

    This event will be held in the Library’s Theater 37 and will be streamed live on Facebook.


12:00 noon

    East Room program will feature four prominent Nixon biographers: Irwin Gellman, Luke A. Nichter, Douglas Schoen, and Evan Thomas. Mark Updegrove, director of the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, will moderate.


Sunday, October 16

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Museum grounds and galleries are open

    The Sunday Concert Series continues with a free concert at 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

    Lyric Soprano, Melanie Pedro and Pianist Ann Patrick Green with Heather Patrick Orozco, Flutist

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