Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

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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.



Rancho del Cielo

Rancho del Cielo was the Reagan's small (688 acres) ranch near Santa Barbara.  It was used frequently during the Reagan administration as a vacation home.  The ranch is very informal and has no central heating. The ranch was run by a very small staff keeping it in working order for President Reagan and his visits.

The President enjoyed working outdoors at the ranch whenever he visited.  A few cows, some dogs and horses roamed freely there.  The property also has a small lake where President and Mrs. Reagan canoed. The animals from the ranch and most of the Reagan family pets are buried at Rancho del Cielo. The ranch was sold in 1998 to the organization Young America's Foundation. In 2002, it was dedicated as a California State Landmark by the Native Sons of the Golden West.

Horses - there were seven horses at the ranch during the Reagan presidency:

Quarter Horses: No Strings and Dormita
Peruvian Pasos: El Primero Teniente (First Lieutenant)
Arabains: Gwalianko, Catalina, El Saraff (Alfie), and El Alamein (El Alamiein was given to President Reagan prior to his inauguration by former Mexican President Lopez Portillo.  El Alamein was trained for dressage, a style of riding in which the rider signals the horse into complex maneuvers while barely moving his legs, hands and weight.)

Dogs at the Reagan's Ranch

Golden Retriever: Victory
Irish Setter/Labrador mix: Millie
Husky: Taca
Bouvier des Flanders: Lucky (Originally kept at the White House until 1985)
The President's daughter, Patti Davis, also kept her dog, Free Bo, at Rancho del Cielo.