Reagan Ranch Center Exhibit Gallery Tours:
Series of Special Events Offer Community Access to Dynamic Multimedia Exhibits Highlighting the History of the Central Coast’s Most Famous Resident
The Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara, CA will be hosting a series of open house tours of exciting new exhibit galleries.These galleries feature original Reagan Ranch artifacts matched with state-of-the-art, interactive, multimedia exhibits that highlight the history of Ronald Reagan’s quarter-century at Rancho del Cielo and the accomplishments of his presidency.
The galleries also feature several unique collections on display, including the Lorraine Wagner Collection, a nearly 300-piece collection of letters written by Ronald Reagan over a 50-year period and the Russell D.Sibert Collection, featuring rare Reagan-related memorabilia such as campaign buttons, posters, and commemorative items.
A massive, 5,000 pound section of the Berlin Wall—torn down 20 years ago this fall—greets visitors as they arrive at the Reagan Ranch Center, reminding the world of Ronald Reagan’s role in eliminating this assault on human dignity and freedom. The president’s famous blue Jeep Scrambler, complete with “Gipper” license plate sits in the center of the gallery, flanked by an original saddle, chainsaw, and work gloves owned and used by President Reagan.
Dynamic multimedia exhibits provide access to exclusive speeches, interviews, radio addresses, and original video presentations. The centerpiece of the gallery is a 28-foot-long interactive “timeline” that gives users the ability to explore the role Santa Barbara and the Ranch played in serving as the Western White House during the 1980s.
The exhibits are designed to engage visitors of all ages; younger children can even earn their “Junior Secret Service Clearance” by completing a fun and educational scavenger hunt.
The Reagan Ranch Center Education Center & Exhibit Galleries will be open to the public from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm on the following dates:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Admission is FREE; $10/per person donation suggested.
The Reagan Ranch Center
217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
For more information call 888-USA-1776.