Museums & Exhibits

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, recently opened a new interactive exhibit about Watergate that was built by MODE Systems, Inc. For years, Richard Nixon's presidential library was accused of whitewashing and even covering up the Watergate scandal as well as Richard Nixon's infamous "enemies list." But now, archivists say, truthfullness has won out as they unveiled a new permanent exhibit on the scandal that brought down a president.

Library Director Timothy Naftali gave a tour of the exhibit, which chronicles events beginning in 1971 that led up to the break-in at the Watergate offices of the Democratic National Committee on June 17, 1972.

Mr. Naftali also discussed the aftermath of the scandal, the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974, and the lasting impact that Watergate made on our system of government.

Extensive samples of Watergate evidence, including documents, oral histories, audio recordings and vintage television clips are available to explore online at nixonlibrary.gov

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