Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at Please check our website, or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. 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)

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



Message on the Observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 8 - 14, 1983

May 4, 1983

During National Nursing Home Week, nursing homes throughout America will honor their elderly residents as a very special link to our heritage.

As the 1983 theme declares, ``Memories Are Made To Be Shared.'' From our older citizens we learn about the roots of our families and communities. We share valued memories, and through sharing our seniors refresh their lives and we gain precious new understanding and insights about ours.

While nursing home staffs provide care with skill and kindness, visits from family, friends, and volunteers add immeasurably to the lives of elderly residents.

In observing this week, I urge each of you to reach out to share time and compassion with the men and women who live in nursing homes in your communities. We all will be richer for the effort we make.

Ronald Reagan