Speakers & Programs

Meet Greg Gutfeld
Apr 19 @ 2:00 PM

1.mn6bBookCoverThe coolest guy on Fox News is coming to the Nixon Library!

Greg Gutfeld, co-host of the #1 Fox show “The Five” and host of the late-night hit “Red Eye,” will make his only Orange County appearance for a lecture and book signing for Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You – currently on the New York Times bestsellers list.

In Not Cool, Gutfeld lays out the battle plan for reclaiming the real American ideal of cool – building businesses, protecting freedom at home and abroad, taking responsibility for your actions and leaving people alone to live as they please.

If you’re unable to attend, but would like a signed copy of Not Cool, ORDER NOW and we’ll ship the day after his appearance.

This event will not be streamed online. The only way to catch Greg is in-person!

All ticket orders made after April 10 will be held at will call.

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Managing the Presidency: Nixon Creates the Office of Management and Budget @ Drexel University, LeBow College of Business
Apr 24 @ 10:00 AM


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 (OMB). He and his colleagues — many of them as young as he was — became responsible for independently assessing the performance of the executive branch, including cabinet agencies.

The restructuring of the 1921 Bureau of the Budget into OMB in 1970 not only allowed OMB to produce the annual budget, but also positioned it to evaluate and measure the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs and spending; and introduced modern practices of management and accountability.  Even today, OMB enables presidents to better influence and direct the executive branch.

Now, four decades later, O’Neill and three others who participated in the creation of OMB will meet at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business to discuss the Nixon administration’s motivation and the ongoing impact of that restructuring on both the public and private sectors.

Their presentation and panel discussion will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, in Gerri C. LeBow Hall on the Drexel campus. The program is co-presented by the Richard Nixon Foundation and LeBow College’s Institute for Strategic Leadership.

All four panelists joined the federal government during the Johnson administration and were career civil servants in the Bureau of the Budget when OMB was created. In addition to O’Neill, they are:

  • Ed Harper, who returned as deputy director of OMB in the Reagan administration and later served as chief financial officer of several Fortune 500 companies, including Campbell Soup Company.
  • Richard P. Nathan, who was one of OMB’s first assistant directors and later Nixon’s deputy undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare.
  • Andy Rouse, who staffed both the Ash Council and the Domestic Council, and later became an executive vice president responsible for strategic development at both INA and CIGNA corporations.
Members of the media, click here. Photo: Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill.
The Age of Nixon: His Legacy Twenty Years Later @ Nixon Presidential Library
Apr 27 @ 1:00 PM

Five_presidentsRichard 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.

Farewell, Mr. President, a new exhibit at the Presidential Library will show rare artifacts and photos from that historic week at the Library.

An all-star panel will take a retrospective look at President Nixon’s legacy 20 years later and officially open the next exhibit.


Richard Norton Smith Presidential historian and former director of six presidential libraries

Michael Barone Political Analyst and Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Pete Wilson Former Governor of California

Bruce Herschensohn Senior Fellow of International Relations at Pepperdine University and Nixon deputy special assistant

Hugh Hewitt (moderator) Radio talk show host and professor of law at Chapman University

Opens Sunday, April 27 at 1PM

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Political Campaign Memorabilia Fair @ Nixon Library
May 3 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

APICMeet 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.

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The memorabilia fair is included with regular admission to the Nixon Library.

Lynne Cheney and VP Dick Cheney @ Nixon Presidential Library
May 19 @ 7:00 PM

Dick_Lynne_CheneyNew York Times best selling author Lynne Cheney and husband VP Dick Cheney are coming to the Nixon Library 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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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 General Mattis on Memorial Day @ Nixon Presidential Library
May 26 all-day


Wreath laying ceremony at the memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon

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

The 90-piece Placentia Symphonic Band will perform fan-favorites in the East Room

Meet Oliver North
Jun 6 @ 7:00 PM

official_col._oliver_north_photoCol. 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!

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