Star Wars and SDI: Defending American and the Galaxy

March 15 - September 8, 2024

Opening on March 15, 2024, join us at the Reagan Library for a fun and informative exhibition on Star Wars – both the real-world technology of SDI, as well as items from the movie phenomenon. The exhibition will include original items from SDI including an authentic Command Launch Equipment Console, as well as props, costumes, and concept art from the Star Wars franchise, including a Landspeeder made for A New Hope, master replicas of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber made from the original mold of The Last Jedi, and an original script signed by Dave Prowse (actor who portrayed Darth Vader in the original trilogy).

Virtual Exhibit Gallery

The museum collection of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum comprises some 83,000 three-dimensional objects and works of art. Highlighted here are gifts, presented to President Reagan by world leaders as well as private citizens and the stories that connect them.

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Permanent Exhibits

22 galleries introducing the life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Governor of California

Ronald Reagan served as the governor of California from 1967 to 1975; running on the campaign of smaller government, lower taxes, fewer regulations, and greater economic freedom. 

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The First Lady

Mrs. Reagan's special project was fighting drug and alcohol abuse among youth.To spotlight the problem, she traveled nearly 250,000 miles throughout the United States and several countries in conjunction with her campaign to fight substance abuse.

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The Berlin Wall

Ronald Reagan took on the enormous challenge of bringing down the Iron Curtain.

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Egypt's Lost Cities

Explore artifacts excavated by underwater archaeologists from two of Egypt’s sunken cities. Some of these treasures are over 1,200 years old and have never been displayed before in the U.S.

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Over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy.  These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash. 

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Titanic at the Reagan Library is a fascinating look at Titanic, combining real artifacts with the real stories of the people onboard the ill-fated ship.

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