Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs is the presidential library and final resting place of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States and Nancy Reagan, the First Lady of the United States.
The library is located in Simi Valley, California. The Reagan Library is the largest of the thirteen federally operated presidential libraries. The street address, 40 Presidential Drive, is numbered in honor of Reagan's place as the 40th President.
Construction plans for the library included to build a tomb for the eventual use of Reagan and Nancy. Following a sunset service on the library grounds the last evening, on the morning of June 12, 2004 Reagan was laid to rest in the underground vault. Nancy Reagan, who died on March 6, 2016, was buried at the library next to her husband on March 11.
References[change | change source]
- Hufbauer, Benjamin (1 December 2008). "The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Simi Valley, Calif. http://www.reaganlibrary.com". Journal of American History 95 (3): 786–92. doi:10.2307/27694381. http://jah.oxfordjournals.org/content/95/3/786. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- Dennis Welzenbach (7 June 2004). "Burial of a President - A Behind the Scenes Diary". Suhor Industries. http://www.suhor.com/si_news/reagan.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- Plott, Monte; Leopold, Todd (March 6, 2016). "Nancy Reagan dead at 94". CNN (Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.). http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/06/politics/nancy-reagan-dies-obit/. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Ronald Reagan Library
- The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
- The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration