The world’s famous leaders come to life in sculpted bronze statues at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
I took some friends from New Jersey to the Nixon Birthplace, which is a presidential library & museum open to the public. The staunch Democrats were almost angry at first, not wanting to visit the museum of a deceased & disgraced president who had been impeached in 1974. But when they arrived, they began thanking me for taking them to this museum filled with artifacts, movies, lectures and a variety of interesting documents and historical memorabilia.
Last week on November 10, 2011, the Nixon Library opened formerly restricted materials from five Watergate-related transcripts of the Nixon White House tapes. These transcripts were released in conjunction with the National Archives’ opening of the nearly 300 page transcript of former President Richard Nixon’s grand jury testimony on June 23 and June 24, 1975. The five transcripts and the grand jury testimony can be found at archives.gov.
There’s a full calendar of events, including free Sunday classical concerts at the museum approx. 15 minutes from Disneyland in Orange County. It is open every day except major holidays. Cost: $11.95 adult, less for kids, students, seniors and military with I.D.
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, California