Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), and prior to that, a radio, film and television actor. Reagan was born in Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois, reared in Dixon in Lee County, Illinois, and educated at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and sociology. Upon his graduation, Reagan first moved to Iowa to work as a radio broadcaster and then in 1937 to Los Angeles, California. He began a career as an actor, first in films and later television, appearing in over 50 movie productions and earning enough success to become a famous, publicly recognized figure. Some of his most notable roles are in Knute ...
A picture has emerged apparently showing Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in his former days as a KGB officer.
The 20-year old photo depicts two world leaders – U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev — in Moscow.
But, according to the man who took the photo, it also captures Putin disguised as a tourist.
Pete Souza, now President Obama's official photographer, captured the moment when he worked for President Reagan during the political thaw that soon ended the Cold War.
Friday, March 20, 2009
The House of Representatives recently passed a bill 371-19 to honor President Ronald Reagan on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act would create an 11member commission that will plan and carry out activities deemed fitting to honor Reagan on his 100th birthday on Feb. 6, 2011.
The commission will make recommendations and provide necessary assistance for federal, state and local governmental agencies and civic groups to honor Reagan's 100th birthday. Such activities could include special stamps or coins.
In addition, the commis sion will recom ...
Barack Obama, it is said, will inherit the worst times since the Great Depression. Not to minimize the crisis we are in, but we need a little perspective here.The Great Depression began with the Great Crash of 1929. By 1931, unemployment had reached 16 percent.By 1933, 89 percent of stock value had been wiped out, the economy had shrunk by one-third, thousands of banks had closed, a third of the money supply had vanished, and unemployment had reached 25 percent — among heads of households. And in those days, there was no unemployment insurance, no Medicare, no Medicaid, no Social ...
Holiday Lunch and Tour Join us for our festive Holiday Lunch and Tour. Enjoy
an elegant served meal and delectable dessert
prepared by our Presidential Chef, followed by a
docent-led tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Museum and the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion.
View our wonderful new holiday tree exhibit
California Christmas, featuring trees decorated to
highlight the magnificence of California.
Don’t miss out on our Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit,
featuring over 25 spectacular cars from the Petersen Automotive
Museum’s Hollywood and Heads of State collections, including the
cars from “Grease,” “Thelma and Louise,” and Elvis Presley’s personal
Pantera, as well as Pope John Paul II’s “Popemobile”.
This holiday lunch will include a festive holiday atmosphere with
wonderful music. Reservations are required and seating is limited.
Festive holiday attire is suggested. This is a perfect occasion to bring
your employees to
A California Christmas A California Christmas
November 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015
“California isn’t a place, it’s a way of life.” – Ronald Reagan
Join us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum as we
showcase the great state of California! This year’s exhibit will be displayed
in our beautiful 5,000 square foot Mary Jane Wick Gallery. Featuring natural
beauties and manmade attractions, 24 trees will represent not only tourist
attractions such as the cities of San Francisco and nearby Los Angeles, but
also historical landmarks and national parks like Yosemite and the Redwoods.
Your holiday season won’t be complete until you visit A California Christmas
and marvel at the true uniqueness of the Golden State.
Don't miss out! The limited-time exhibit is only open for seven weeks! Purchase your tickets, click here.
New Years's Eve Celebration 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Join us to celebrate the arrival of 2015 at our 6th
Annual New Year’s Eve celebration under the wings
of Air Force One! Ring in the New Year at the Reagan
Library, the only place to be this New Year’s Eve in
Enjoy an elaborate night of celebration, extensive
hors d’oeuvres, dinner stations, gourmet dessert,
and a champagne toast at midnight with all of the party essentials hats,
horns, streamers and more! Dance to live music played by the top
notch dance band, The Platinum Groove. Enjoy the classics, ballroom
favorites, disco, Motown, and 50’s through the 90’s top hits played by
our fabulous DJ.
There will be something for everyone at this extraordinary celebration.
View our amazing Air Force One Pavilion from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Watch the ball drop and more as you welcome in the New Year! Tours
of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, Amazing Automobiles: The
Ultimate Car Exhibit an
AMAZING AUTOMOBILES: THE ULTIMATE CAR EXHIBIT AMAZING AUTOMOBILES: THE ULTIMATE CAR EXHIBIT
October 28, 2014 – May 1, 2015
Opening this Fall, over 21 spectacular cars will be displayed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
Among many others, the Hollywood cars on display will include:
The Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton in “Batman” (1989) and “Batman
The 1946 custom Ford used by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in
The 1966 Ford Thunderbird driven by Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in
“Thelma and Louise” (1991)
The 2001 custom Honda Roadster driven by Devon Aoki in “2 Fast, 2 Furious”
The 1956 XKSS owned by Steve McQueen (one of only sixteen built)
The 1971 DeTomaso Pantera owned by Elvis Presley (which still has the three bullet holes from when he shot the car)
Some of the Heads of State cars on display will include:
Pope John Paul II’s 1998 Cadillac Papal Parade Phaeton
The 1942 Lincoln Limousine