The Group Travel Leader

FEB 2017

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4 4 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E GRAND OPENINGS T H E S E M U S E U M S A R E N E W O R I M P R O V E D M G U I D E MUSEUMS R IC H A R D N I X O N P R E S I DE N T I A L L I B R A R Y A N D M U S E U M Y O R B A L I N D A , C A L I F O R N I A It's challenging to fairly portray a presidency associated with Watergate and the Vietnam War, but the newly renovated Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, strives to tell the whole story of Nixon's presidency — scandal and success alike. The center reopened in October after being closed for a year during a $15 million renovation and expansion. The project included a new 18,000-square-foot wing as well as new interactive exhibits. Visitors can pose with a life-size Nixon in front of a Great Wall of China backdrop; sit behind a replica of the historic Wilson Desk in the to-scale Oval Office; and lift the receivers of several 1960s-era telephones to hear recordings of Nixon speaking with astronauts and politicians, world leaders and family members. Work also included digitizing archives to make them more available. W W W . N I X O N L I B R A R Y . G O V W HETHER THE Y N U MBER 30,000 OR 3 MILLION, M USEU MS A R E A LWAYS LOOK ING FOR N E W WAYS TO DISPL AY THEIR A RT WOR K A ND A RTIFACTS A ND TRY ING TO FIND THE BEST WAYS TO TELL THE STOR IES OF THE CU LT U R ES THE Y R EPR ESEN T. THESE M USEU MS A R E DOING TH AT THROUGH R ENOVATED E X HIBITS, E X PA NDED GA LL ER IES A ND N E W BU ILDINGS. Courtesy Richard Nixon Foundation THE NEWLY EXPANDED RICHARD NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY A REPLICA OF NIXON'S EAST ROOM B Y R A C H E L C A RT E R

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