May 22, 2013 |
Did Daniel Day-Lewis leave you with the urge for more Abraham Lincoln? A new exhibition devoted to Lincoln -- featuring 250 historical artifacts, as well as sets and costumes from last year's Steven Spielberg movie starring Day-Lewis as the 16th president -- is scheduled to open next month at the Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley. "A. Lincoln: From Railsplitter to Rushmore" is set to run from June 1 to Sept. 30, and will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which Lincoln ordered into law in 1863. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview The Reagan Library said the exhibition will feature original documents, including Lincoln-signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.
April 10, 2013 |
The brand of soul music that originated from a segregated Memphis, Tenn., in the 1960s sought to "create a little harmony with harmony," President Obama observed. The music is an important part of American history, he said, and it was celebrated Tuesday night at the White House. Obama spoke at a taping of the latest "In Performance at the White House" series, this one honoring Memphis soul. Whites and blacks came together in Memphis in the 1960s to create a soulful blend of gospel and rhythmic blues despite the segregation that was in place.
April 9, 2013 |
The alliance between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan was one of the most enduring political friendships of the past 50 years. The former British prime minister and the decades-long relationship between the two families are the subject of a new exhibition that the Reagan Library and Museum will present starting Tuesday at its location in Simi Valley. A spokeswoman for the organization said the small exhibition will include photographs as well as an assortment of Thatcher-related objects, including a portrait painting by artist Richard Stone, and various gifts exchanged by the Thatcher and Reagan families.
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November 15, 2012 |
In the eight years since he died, Ronald Reagan has lent his name to at least 31 roads, 17 schools, a federal courthouse in Orange County, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier based in San Diego, a missile-testing range in the Marshall Islands and now, a golf hole in Moorpark. It's the par-three 11th hole at Tierra Rejada Golf Course, where the tee commands a sweeping view that includes the Reagan Library on a hilltop in nearby Simi Valley. Course officials and Reagan Foundation executives on Thursday unveiled a plaque set in a rock monument and dedicated to the 40th president, "who always believed, like golfers do, 'Our most glorious achievements are just ahead.' " Taken from his speech at the 1992 Republican convention, the trademark ray of Reagan sunshine is not misplaced on the 210-yard hole, which requires golfers to loft their first shot over a cliff.
July 1, 2012 |
Did you ever want to peruse Walt Disney's real office and bask in the beauty of the newly restored prop books featured in the opening frames of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,""Cinderella" and Sleeping Beauty"? Now's your chance. Thanks to D23, the official Walt Disney fan club, visitors to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley will be able to view 500 items from the Walt Disney Archives - the largest-ever exhibition of Disney archival material.
June 20, 2012 |
Presidential busts created for the "Hall of Presidents" in Walt Disney World will be on display in a new venue -- at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. More than 500 items of Disney memorabilia, including the first ticket issued at Disneyland, Walt Disney's name tag ["Cast Member No. 1"] and costumes from such live-action films as "Mary Poppins," "101 Dalmatians" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" will be exhibited at the Simi Valley museum. The display, which opens July 6, includes correspondence between the Walt Disney Co.'s namesake founder and Reagan, as well as a handwritten draft of a letter the late president sent to the U.S. Postmaster General urging the creation of a special Walt Disney stamp.