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Over the years, we have visited the libraries, museums, or graves of several presidents. The Adamses, John and John Quincy along with their wives, are buried in the basement of a church. Nixon's grave is next to the house in which he was born. The grounds around the house contain the library and museum. The museum has, among lots of other things, the chair in which he sat when he wrote his resignation speech. Nice chair. They don't whitewash Watergate in the museum but the room about that subject is very dark. As a docent said to me, "It was a very dark time in his life." Reagan's is called a library and museum but I saw no evidence of a library. Maybe I missed it, same as I missed whatever it was that made him so popular.

 

 

2008 Rick Wexler   last updated February 21, 2008