Presidential libraries host special events for Presidents Day

Ever wanted to get your picture taken with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, or Teddy Roosevelt?  Then hop on over to the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California.  Admission is free today and actors posing as the presidents from Mount Rushmore will be available for photos and fun from 10AM to 5PM.  The first hundred visitors to the library today even get a free piece of cherry pie.

This and many other special events are going on at presidential libraries all over the country to celebrate Presidents Day.  We celebrate Presidents Day on the third Monday of every February, even though the holiday is still legally known as Washington’s Birthday.

The JFK Library is celebrating Presidents Day with a week of special events.  The library is offering a “You Be the President” activity that has a podium setup in front of a scene replicating JFK’s January 20, 1961 inauguration.  There will a bunch of performances, activities, and exhibits for kids.  The library will even have a make your own sundae bar for several days during the week.

The Reagan Library is hosting its 20th Annual Presidents Day Celebration from 10AM to 3PM with look-alikes of presidents and first ladies, music, and entertainment.  The library also has a special exhibit of George Washington artifacts and displays.

These are just a few examples of some the great things going on at presidential libraries today.  Many presidential libraries are free today and most are hosting special events.  There is never a better time to take the family to a presidential library than on Presidents Day.