Nixon, Reagan Libraries To Mark Presidents Day With Special Events

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Admission will be free at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda on Presidents Day.

Meanwhile, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley will mark the holiday with a free set of family-oriented activities.

The Nixon Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the first 100 guests receiving a free slice of cherry pie.

Actors portraying the presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore — Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and George Washington — will be available for pictures throughout the day. They will also participate in a roundtable discussion at 2 p.m. about America’s role in the world when the men they are portraying were president.

James Humes, an author and presidential speechwriter during the Nixon administration, will perform “Abe Please Don’t Go to Gettysburg: The Inside Story of the Gettysburg Address” at 11:30 a.m.

More information on the Nixon Library is available by calling (714) 993- 5075 or visiting

The Reagan Library will conduct its 19th annual Presidents Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with presidential and first lady lookalikes, music and storytelling. Admission is free, with food available for purchase.

The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with its regular admission rates — $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 11 to 17 years old and $9 for ages 62 and older. Children under 10 years old are admitted free.

More information on the Reagan Library is available by calling (800) 410- 8354 or visiting

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