DOWNEY - The Downey Symphony Guild invites the community to join them on Tuesday, Oct. 11, for a bus trip to he Nixon Presidential Library.If you have never been there, this is the ideal opportunity to visit one of the nation's most beautiful and comprehensive presidential collections. If this is a return visit, you will be rewarded by a special centennial celebration of Pat Nixon's life. This exhibit has been extended through Nov. 5 and highlights all aspects of her life. Of special interest are the letters she, as Pat Ryan, and her future husband, Richard Nixon, exchanged during their courtship. Ladies especially will be interested in seeing her collection of gowns. Our library bus tour begins in the rear parking lot of Apollo Park. Please be ready to embark promptly at 9:30 a.m. The price for the entire outing is $22 which includes the entrance fee to the library, transportation and a special Porto's box lunch. Your self-guided tour of the library reveals more than one can cover in one visit, including a 12-ft. high piece of the Berlin Wall in the foreign affairs gallery. Covering nine acres, the library grounds are the resting place of both President and Mrs. Nixon. It is where hew as born and spent his childhood. His restored home, built by his father using a homebuilding kit, stands behind the museum. At approximately 1:30 p.m. the bus will leave the library for the picnic lunch at nearby Veteran's Park in Yorba Linda. Our ride back begins at about 2:30 p.m., arriving in Downey at about 3:30 p.m. Please join us for a most rewarding glimpse into U.S. history at that library. Space is limited, so prompt reservations are suggested. First come, first served. Send payment of $22 to Downey Symphony Guild, 9700 Garnish Dr., Downey, CA 90240. Information, call (562) 861-8507.
********** Published: September 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 23