“He came to the presidency as a Republican who sought to mend a badly divided nation with fresh ideas that sometimes ran against the grain of his own party.It’s a plotline that 2016 voters would recognize, but the candidate was Richard Nixon.Nixon never strayed from controversy when he took office in 1969 and held the job until 1974, when he resigned in disgrace. The presidential library that bear his name has just undergone a $15-million renovation, transforming it to show how Nixon’s life unfolded against the backdrop of tumult of late 20th-century America” (via USA Today)
“A museum dedicated to Richard Nixon’s presidency is getting a makeover that will include interactive exhibits appealing to younger, tech-savvy visitors, officials said Monday. The galleries at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California’s Orange County are getting a $25 million upgrade to add more audio and video features and include interactive touchscreens common to most modern museum exhibits.” (Via Associated Press)
“Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words. For three decades, that version of one of the nation’s largest and most-dissected political scandals largely gathered dust – until this week.
Starting Tuesday, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, portions of the tapes will be published each day by the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum and the private Richard Nixon Foundation.” (via The Associated Press)
“Nearly 40 years after President Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace because of the Watergate scandal, the debate over how his legacy should be defined seems as vibrant as ever – at Nixon’s presidential library, at least. The Nixon library, which opened in 1990 in Yorba Linda, about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles, has become the focus of a behind-the-scenes tussle over how the story of the only person to resign from the U.S. presidency should be told.” (via Reuters)