Reagan Library Closure

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 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. 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)

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




Statement on Signing the Bill Proclaiming the Year of New Sweden

May 15, 1986

I am very pleased today to sign S.J. Res. 289, a joint resolution that recognizes the important role the settlers of New Sweden played in forming our nation. Those settlers were Swedish and Finnish people who by their bravery and tenacity gave us a treasured legacy: They helped form our country, and they helped establish the pioneer spirit and hardy virtues that are the foundation for our national character. The anniversary of their landing is an occasion to celebrate our origins and to remember that our friendship with Sweden and Finland has an intimate and historic beginning.

Note: S.J. Res. 289, approved May 15, was assigned Public Law No. 99 - 304.