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Reagan Library opening its archives

June 18, 2009 11:13:02 AM PDT
Friday marks a special occasion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley.In honor of the 75th anniversary of the National Archives, visitors will be allowed to go on behind-the-scenes tours of archives that haven't been open to the general public in eight years.

Guided groups will travel through the library's top basement, and see where archivists work on cataloguing and preserving millions of documents, photos, videotapes and gifts related to the Reagan presidency and his life.

Tour sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Library courtyard between 1:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Friday.

There is no charge to view the special National Archives exhibit and to tour the Archives area. However, regular admission will be charged to visit the other library exhibits and the Air Force One Pavilion.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library serves as the final resting place of America's 40th president. It's located at 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley, Calif.

For additional information, call (800) 410-8354.


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