The spirit of former President Reagan won’t be dulled during the federal shutdown that is closing the presidential libraries operated by the National Archives.
That’s because the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library operates its hugely popular Air Force One exhibit on foundation-owned land adjacent to the Reagan museum in Simi Valley, California, about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Foundation Executive Director John Heubusch said that the foundation is offering the Air Force One exhibit for free during the shutdown. He said the decision was made because the foundation didn’t want to disappoint visitors who missed the notice on the museum and library’s website that the facility was closed.
“Imagine that couple that drives all the way from Las Vegas or something and expecting to see Reagan’s library and are told to go away. So what we’ve done is offered them to see what they can legally and do it for free” he told Secrets.
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