Any time is a good time to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for a history lesson. But the venue extends extra learning opportunities via special programs it hosts, many of which are free.
For the second half of March, the library will host two talks by political types and one a lunch and tour of its current exhibit, the Walt Disney Archives.
See former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer on Tuesday, March 19. Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. He served during the historic presidential recount, 9-11, two wars and the anthrax attacks. Fleischer is also an analyst for CNN.
The 6 p.m. talk is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. Register on the library's website.
On Wednesday, March 20, the library hosts a lunch and tour of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, its current exhibit. The lunch will feature special guest speaker Dave Smith, Disney's chief archivist emeritus and consists of a three-course meal.
Following the lunch, docents will lead tours of the Presidential Museum and Air Force One Pavilion before guests go on a self-guided tour of the Disney archives exhibit.
Cost of the event is $59.95 and reservations are required by end of day Friday. Make reservations on the library website here.
Finally, on March 28, the library hosts 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former two-term governor of Utah Jon Huntsman. Huntsman, a former ambassador to China and Singapore, entered public service as a member of the Reagan Administration, serving as a staff assistant to the president.
The cost of this talk is $45. Register for the talk on the library's website here.
The Reagan Library is located at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.