Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

On August 6, join AmericasTownHall virtual celebration "The 19th at 100!" Presented with All in Together, 19th News, the US National Archives, and presidential libraries, a group of women luminaries, and other leading figures will discuss the past, present, and future of women’s equality. The celebration occurs on August 6, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm PDT, to register for this free online event, please see the invitation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-past-present-and-future-tick...


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Message on the Observance of Cinco de Mayo, 1987

May 7, 1987

It gives me great pleasure to join with the people of Mexico and everyone of Mexican heritage in the United States in commemorating the anniversary of a great day in the cause of Mexican freedom and independence -- El Cinco de Mayo.

As the people of the United States begin to celebrate the Bicentennial of our Constitution, Mexicans around the world are commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican Army, outnumbered three to one, still won a great victory. The spirit of those brave soldiers gives eloquent testimony to some of the most cherished ideals we share -- liberty, self-government, and the right to make our own destinies.

Today, our two nations have a special friendship and all those of Mexican descent in the United States continue to make many outstanding contributions to this country. I am happy to send warmest congratulations and good wishes to the people of Mexico and all those in the United States who celebrate this day in reaffirmation of liberty.

Viva Mexico! Viva la libertad! Que Dios los bendiga!

Ronald Reagan