March – June 2014
PLAY BALL! Presidents and Baseball will showcase rare baseball memorabilia and one-of-a-kind artifacts reflecting the colorful history of the long relationship between U.S. Presidents and baseball.
See extraordinary baseball treasures that display RN’s extensive knowledge and love of the game!
Save the date! Opening Day is Sunday, April 6 at 1pm.
Worldly seventh grade public, private and home school students will be honored by the Nixon Library Docent Guild. Keynote speaker will be Ed Shimko, Plant Manager Marine Depot Maintenance Command Barstow.
The youngsters are being recognized for their ability to accurately identify continents, countries, oceans, rivers, bays, islands and other natural features. Members of the Richard Nixon Library Docent Guild geography committee visited schools in February and March to administer the tests. Of the 1,926 participating 7th grade students, 300 achieved perfect scores and will receive an honor certificate plus a gold medallion. Trophies are given to the public and private schools for achieving the highest average of correct answers.
The Student Geography Awards program started in 1994, the year of President Nixon’s passing, and is inspired by his lifelong interest in foreign affairs.
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The Bureau of the Budget, established by President Warren Harding in 1921, underwent a major reorganization under the Nixon administration to become the Office of Management and Budget in 1970.
The purpose of this shift will be the topic of an upcoming Nixon Legacy Forum: Putting Management in to OMB, featuring four former OMB officials. The forum is free and open to the public.
The restructure of the agency not only allowed it to produce the annual budget, but enabled it to evaluate and measure the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs and spending. Through the OMB, the President was, and is now able to better influence and control the Executive Branch that he was elected to lead, and accomplish what he set out to achieve.
Each of the panel participants came to Washington during Lyndon Johnson’s administration and were career civil servants in the Bureau of the Budget, when OMB was created. Each then went on to exceptionally distinguished careers – in government, business and academia.
Ed Harper started at the Civil Service Commission in 1968 after getting his doctorate from the University of Virginia. He joined BOB later that same year as a part of a newly developed Resources Planning staff. He became a Deputy Director of the newly established Domestic Council in 1970 and returned under President Reagan to be, simultaneously, Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs and Deputy Director of OMB. Ed later served as chief financial officer of several Fortune 500 companies, including Campbell Soup Company and Dallas Corporation.
Richard P. Nathan was Assistant Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Nixon White House, and Deputy Under Secretary for Welfare Reform at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He has taught and conducted policy studies at the Brookings Institution, Princeton University and the State University of New York.
Paul O’Neill started at the Veteran’s Administration in 1961 and joined BOB in 1967. He went on to become an assistant OMB director during the Nixon administration, staying under President Ford as OMB’s deputy. He returned to government under President George W. Bush as Secretary of the Treasury. In between public service, Paul was president of International Paper, chairman and CEO of Alcoa, and chairman of the RAND Corporation.
Andy Rouse joined BOB in 1967 to head a newly formed Resources Planning staff. He joined the Ash Council staff in 1969 and the Domestic Council in 1970. After leaving government, Andy was an executive vice president responsible for strategic development at both INA and CIGNA corporations.
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 at the Library.
Opening programs will include a retrospective look at President Nixon’s legacy 20 years later, with participation by noted presidential historian Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University, syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt, who served as the first Executive Director of the Nixon Library and former RN Deputy Special Assistant and political commentator Bruce Herschensohn.
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Save the date! Opens Sunday, April 27 at 1PM.
Meet expert political memorabilia collectors who will buy, sell and appraise campaign buttons, ribbons, posters, autographs, photographs and more in the East Room. Bring your own memorabilia!
The American Political Items Collectors (APIC) is a non-profit membership organization, dedicated to promoting the collection, preservation and study of materials relating to political campaigns and the U.S. presidency.
The memorabilia fair is included with regular admission to the Nixon Library.
New York Times best selling author and former Second Lady of the United States LYNNE CHENEY is coming to the Nixon Library on Monday, May 19 at 7PM for the West Coast launch of James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, her new major biography on the Father of the Constitution and fourth President of the United States.
Mrs. Cheney will examine the brilliant legacy of Madison as one of the country’s most visionary and influential Founding Fathers. He was the leader of the first Congress, President Washington’s most influential advisor, and led our young nation through the War of 1812 as Commander-in-Chief.
Lynne Cheney has spent the last five years immersed in archives, resulting in a lively, intimate, and compelling narrative that takes readers through the history-altering events in which Madison played key roles.
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Cheney is the author of twelve books including six New York Times bestselling children’s books about American history.
Tickets will be mailed seven days prior to the event. If you order within seven days of the event, your tickets will be held at will call.
For more information, please call 714-993-5075.
★ MEET MARINE GENERAL JAMES MATTIS ★
11:30 AM, WREATH LAYING
Wreath laying ceremony at the memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon
1:30 PM, MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION
Keynote remarks by Four-Star Marine Corps General James Mattis, former Commander of United States Central Command
Introduction by former National Security Advisor Robert “Bud” McFarlane
3 PM, SPECTACULAR CONCERT BY THE PLACENTIA SYMPHONIC BAND
The 90-piece Placentia Symphonic Band will perform fan-favorites in the East Room
Col. Oliver North returns to the Nixon Library East Room to talk about his new suspense-filled novel, Counterfeit Lies – a fast-paced, thrilling story about an undercover FBI agent who uncovers a deadly plot to attack the United States.
Oliver North is a combat-decorated Marine, the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. From 1983 to 1986 he served as the US government’s counter-terrorism coordinator on the National Security Council staff. He’s a New York Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and host of the award-winning War Stories documentary series on the Fox News Channel.
Tickets and a signed book make a great Father’s Day gift!