Now is a great time to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

For those who have never visited President Ronald Reagan’s presidential Library and Museum, and enjoy looking at uniquely decorated Christmas trees, let me suggest that you take a ride to Simi Valley before Jan 4th. As an option while there you can also have your photo taken as you board Air Force One which is located inside the Air Force One Pavilion that opened on October 24, 2005. “Air Force One, (a Boeing 707),  served as the “Flying White House,” for President Reagan and six other U.S. presidents from 1973-2001.”

Quoting from their web site: “Christmas Around the World” features beautifully decorated trees representing the (26) countries which President Reagan visited while in office. With toy soldiers, trains and Christmas music, our exhibit will delight children and adults of all ages. This will make the 15th year the Reagan Library has offered this enchanting exhibit. In addition to 30 trees, a 17 foot tall tree and White House tree will be displayed. Also on display, a Menorah exhibit consisting of many Menorahs given to president Reagan while in the White House.

For the first time ever, letters, gifts, and artifacts from President Reagan’s collection will also be on display! View a Christmas card to President Reagan from Pope John Paul II, Christmas Letters from President Reagan to Nancy Reagan and the President’s White House scrapbook.”

Having visited the Library on several occasions let me suggest that you go outside to see President Reagan’s Tomb and Memorial site located near a huge section of the Berlin Wall. Another popular area of the Library, in addition to Air force One, is the full scale replica of the Oval Office. Before leaving do stop at the gift shop and look at the large “jelly bean” picture of the president.

18-61 $12.00
62+  $9.00
11-17  $3.00
Under age 11 free

For additional information on the Library including direction and holiday hours simply call 1.800.410.8354 or go to their web site

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