Today I went to the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley. I was interested in learning more about President Reagan because he was the subject of my biography at school. Since we went there so early, there was no line! Last time I went, the line was so long, we couldn't even go in. Coincidentally, I found out that my grandpa received a letter from Ronald Reagan thanking him for his work in marketing the Ronald Reagan Library in 1991. I saw many interesting things today.
For example, we saw Air Force One, which is the humongous airplane that flew seven U.S. Presidents. It was so cool to go into Air Force One! There were three bathrooms on the plane, the President's office, the First Lady's sitting area, a spot for the press to sit, the cockpit and two kitchens to cook food, one for the President and his wife and one for everyone else. I also saw the President's limo, one police car, three police motorcycles, and Marine One, which was the military helicopter for the President's use.
Other interesting things we saw were: the actual video of President Reagan getting shot, the jacket that President Reagan was wearing when he got shot (it had three holes in it), a replica of the Oval Office (where President Reagan worked), a real piece of the Berlin Wall (the wall that kept the East separated from the West in Germany), and finally, the grave site of President Reagan.
I also saw a George Washington moving exhibit that was inside the Reagan Library. The exhibit showed George Washington's fake teeth made out of real hippopotamus teeth, cow teeth and ivory. Martha Washington's shoes from her wedding to the President were also there. They looked very fancy.
|This is a picture taken by me of Air Force One. The hangar (area where the plane is) is over 90,000 square feet.|
|This is a photo by Dana (my mom) of the limo President Reagan rode in.|
|This is a replica of the Oval Office (where the President worked). Photo taken by me.|
|This is a photo taken by me. This piece of the Berlin Wall was given to President Reagan for changing millions of people's lives with his "Tear Down this Wall Speech."|
|Sadly, President Reagan died and this is his grave site. The plaque in the middle says "Ronald Wilson Reagan, February 6, 1911- June 5, 2004."|
Here are some facts about the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library:
- Air Force One is 152 feet, 11 inches
- Air Force One flew President Reagan over 600,000 miles, to 26 foreign countries and to 46 U.S. States
- President Reagan received an actual piece of the Berlin Wall on April 12, 1990
- the Reagan Library is the largest of all the Presidential libraries
Have you ever been to the Reagan Library?
If so, can you add to my facts?
What President do you find interesting?