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February 4, 2002
Former President Ronald Reagan's 91st birthday will be celebrated Wednesday at the presidential library near Simi Valley named in his honor. Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with remarks from Mark Burson, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation. There will be Japanese drumming, dance and martial arts performances and photo displays. A ceremonial cherry tree planting at 11 a.m.
February 23, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Southern Methodist University will be home to George W. Bush's presidential library, officials formally announced in Dallas, ending more than a year of negotiations marked by resistance from some faculty and ministers who questioned the deal. First Lady Laura Bush is an SMU graduate, and the Bushes are expected to live in Dallas when his term ends.
April 30, 1987 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
The chairman of the Academic Senate at UC Irvine said Wednesday that the Reagan presidential library would be "a good thing for historical scholars" and probably wouldn't be opposed by the faculty if built off campus. "I can't speak for all the faculty, of course, but my guess is that there wouldn't be any opposition (to an off-campus presidential library)," said Spencer Olin, who heads the UCI faculty-representative body.
December 7, 1987 | United Press International
The Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, the first presidential library without presidential papers, will be built next to the house where he was born, Yorba Linda city officials formally announced today. In response to a question about why the city should be honoring a disgraced President, Mayor Ronald Bigonger said, "It's our intent to preserve history, not to judge it."
July 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A Methodist leadership group endorsed building George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, essentially ending nearly two years of opposition. The largely symbolic votes dashed the hopes of opponents, many of whom contend that the Bush administration's views conflict with church teachings. The Bush library, museum and public policy institute is expected to open in 2012 or 2013.
November 23, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will perform traditional social dances from Scotland at the Reagan presidential library near Simi Valley on Dec. 2. The Ventura County-based group will present free 30-minute programs at the library's courtyard at 2 and 4 p.m. On Dec. 3, the library will begin its Winter Wonderland display of Christmas trees at the Courtyard Center Foundation.
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