D.C. Legend & RN friend Bob Gray dies

D.C. legend who worked for five presidents was 92.

Bob Gray, longtime D.C. powerhouse and friend of President Nixon and the Nixon family, passed on April 18. He was 92. From the Washington Post: Bob Gray, who died April 18 at 92, housed his elite lobbying firm, Gray and Co., in the Georgetown building known as the Power House. Once the site of generating […]

Farewell, Mr. President: Commemorating 20 Years

The world said farewell to President Nixon 20 years ago.

April 22nd marked 20 years since the passing of Richard Nixon, and America’s farewell to one of the most enduring and impactful icons in its history. His death, State Funeral, and the outpouring of affection and admiration from millions around the country and across the world, sparked a nationwide reassessment of his life and legacy. […]

Gutfeld Visits Baseball Exhibit and Nixon Birthplace

The Fox News host toured the new exhibit "Play Ball! Presidents and Baseball"

Fox News star Greg Gutfeld had his biggest book signing of his Not Cool Tour Saturday at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. He came early and toured the Library’s new exhibit Play Ball! Presidents and Baseball then visited the birthplace of America’s 37th President. “I think he was a pretty awesome President,” he said […]

“He Shaped Half of the Century”

Monica Crowley looks back on the 37th President's final years.

“He was a fascinating and generous mentor and a very good man. Above all, he was a visionary. He was one of the few American leaders who could see what the world — and the country — were going to look like years into the future, and made American policy to anticipate that world.” Fox […]

“Beautiful Exhibit” says Tommy Lasorda

Lasorda and Foundation President Sandy Quinn in the new exhibit, "Play Ball!"

“This place is beautiful. Come see it!” said Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda as he toured the new exhibit, Play Ball! Presidents and Baseball at the Nixon Library. “Brings back a lot of memories.” “Dick Nixon knew baseball,” Lasorda added as he spoke about his friendship with the 37th President, the first of seven […]

Docents Honor Young Geography Scholars

Students recognized at the 20th Annual Geography Awards.

The Richard Nixon Library Docent Guild presented the 20th Annual Student Geography Awards in the East Room today. More than 170 students were recognized for their ability to accurately identify continents, countries, oceans, rivers, bays, islands and other natural features. Keynote speaker Edward Shimko, Plant Manager of Marine Depot Maintenance Command Barstow, spoke to the […]

Play Ball! Presidents and Baseball Now Open

A new special exhibit on display all spring and summer.

A new showcase displaying the colorful history of U.S. Presidents and the game of baseball is now on display at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. “Baseball has always had legions of celebrity fans, but few were more enthusiastic and knowledgeable than President Nixon,” said Peter Ueberroth, Major League Baseball Commissioner 1984-1989. “I knew […]

Farewell, Mr. President – The 20th Anniversary

The new special exhibit remembers President Nixon's 1994 State Services.

Richard Nixon’s 1994 State Services brought five U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, hundreds of national and foreign leaders, and thousands of admirers to Yorba Linda to give their final salute to the 37th President. A new exhibit at the Presidential Library will show rare artifacts and photos never-before-seen by the public from that historic week […]

Legacy Forum: Nixon Creates the OMB

Panel includes former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill.

Everyone has to start from somewhere.  Before he was Secretary of the Treasury, president of International Paper, CEO of Alcoa and chairman of the RAND Corporation, Paul O’Neill was a career civil servant in the Bureau of the Budget.  He was thirty-five when he became an assistant director of the Office of Management and Budget […]

James Schlesinger, 1929-2014

President Nixon and Sec. Schlesinger at Camp David.

James R. Schlesinger, one of America’s most successful and enduring government officials who served as director of the CIA, Secretary of Defense and later the first Secretary of Energy, passed on March 27 in Arlington, Virginia. He was 85. In addition to having served in the top defense post under President Nixon, Schlesinger – an […]

Celebrating Pat Nixon’s Birthday

Yorba Linda Mayor Craig Young and Councilman Gene Hernandez join Girl Scouts to honor the First Lady.

Hundreds of Girl Scouts and their families gathered at the Nixon Library this past weekend to celebrate the combined birthdays of their organization and First Lady Pat Nixon. The Scouts searched the museum galleries on a history scavenger hunt, participated in fun arts and crafts activities and laid a wreath at the memorial sites of […]