Monday, August 20, 2007-Sunday, September 30, 2007
REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR U.S. SOLDIERS:
• From August 20th through September 30th the Reagan Library will be collecting donations for U.S. Soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Library’s main lobby. As some of these shipments may go overseas, please make certain that your donated item is unwrapped and in its original packaging. Items currently requested by soldiers include: packets of trail mix, peanuts, gum, hard candy and beef jerky; snacks that are not heat sensitive and will not melt in hot temperatures; individual packets of lemonade or Crystal Light for water bottles; CDs and DVDs; used video games; AA batteries; stationery; and pre-paid phone cards. Only miniature hygiene items will be accepted.
The Reagan Library has joined forces with Simi Valley-based MilitaryConnection.com to co-sponsor these donations as part of their involvement in this year’s America Supports You Freedom Walk. For more information please call 1-805-522-2977.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007,5:00 PM
Second Annual Freedom Walk:
• On Tuesday, September 11th at 5:00 p.m., the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is joining forces with MilitaryConnection.com to bring to our city the second annual Simi Valley Freedom Walk. Please join us as we remember the victims on the sixth anniversary of September 11th, and honor our troops and Veterans on our second annual walk. A short program prior to the walk will include Terry Kraft, Captain of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, and Deena Burnett Baily, whose husband, Tom Burnett, was the ringleader of the small group of courageous men that fought back against the terrorists on United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
The 1.8 mile route will begin in the Reagan Library’s courtyard and will conclude at Rancho Madera Community Park off of Wood Ranch Parkway. Complementary shuttle service will return the participants to their cars at the Library. The first 750 people who register for the walk will receive a free “Freedom Walk” t-shirt and an American flag. To register, go to www.militaryconnection.com and click on “Simi Valley Freedom Walk”, or for more information, call 805-522-2977.
Monday, October 1, 2007,8:00 AM- 10:30 PM
Roger Williams to celebrate 83rd birthday with a piano marathon at the Reagan Library:
• The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is throwing an 83rd birthday bash for pianist Roger Williams. The catch is, Williams will be providing the entertainment for his own party, for 14 ½ hours. Mr. Williams will not have a program for the event. Instead, knowing over 10,000 songs, he will be taking requests. Williams set his current marathon record at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia on his 80th birthday by playing for 14 hours.
“We have expelled music from our public schools and I’m on a national crusade to save the music. This marathon is designed to raise public awareness and give me a platform to push the importance of the arts in our schools,” said Williams.
The marathon will be held on October 1st, Williams’ 83rd birthday, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. at the Reagan Library and is free to the public. Birthday cake will be served beginning at 12:00 p.m. until supplies last. All birthday related events are free to attend; regular admission rates apply to visit the Museum and Air Force One Pavilion.
Known as the Pianist to the Presidents, Williams has played for nine Chief Executives beginning with Harry Truman. Williams played at the White House for President and Mrs. Reagan, and is written about in the recently published “Reagan Diaries.” Still performing concerts all across the country, Williams has recorded 118 albums, 18 of them gold and platinum. His hits include Born Free, The Impossible Dream, Till, Near You, Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago, Theme from Somewhere In Time and of course Autumn Leaves which still stands as the number one piano recording of all time.
Saturday, November 10, 2007-Monday, November 10, 2008
Nancy Reagan - A First Lady's Style:
• Nancy Reagan -- A First Lady's Style, a new exhibit at The Reagan Library, will illustrate the important roles Mrs. Reagan played in the White House -- from hostess and ambassador, to public servant and spokesperson, to loyal and caring wife -- by exhibiting over 80 of her dresses, suits and gowns. The dresses displayed span fifty years - beginning with her March 4, 1954 wedding dress and ending with the skirt suit she wore to President Reagan's funeral in June of 2004.
This historic exhibit not only honors Mrs. Reagan, but also pays tribute to the men and women who helped define her style. The exhibit will display designs by Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Valentino Garavani, James Galanos, Carolina Herrera, Adolfo, Yves St. Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Louis and Chanel.
The exhibit will run from November 10, 2007 through November 10, 2008.
The exhibit was designed by WRJ Design Associates, LLC. in collaboration with the Reagan Library staff.
Members will be notified in advance with additional
(Programs and events subject to date change. Before you visit, please call to confirm event.)