Tulare Museum offers bus trip to Reagan Library


Presidential Library will be coupled with World of Da Vinci in June trip offered by the Tulare Historical Museum

By Nancy Vigran

Reporting for The Sun-Gazette

TULARE – Last year, members of the Tulare City Historical Society and their friends took a trip to San Diego to visit the USS Zumwalt, a guided missile destroyer named after Tulare Union High grad Admiral Elmo Zumwalt. The bus trip was such a success, the group decided to take another trip this year.

On June 15, the trip is planned to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

“I had that in mind when we talked about cultural trips again,” said Chris Harrell, executive director and curator of the Tulare Historical Museum.

Apparently, the club and museum used to take cultural trips on a regular basis. But, a trip hadn’t been planned for several years until 2018. And actually on the return trip from the Zumwalt, some trip attendees had that in mind and also brought up the idea.

Permanent exhibitions at the Library include Air Force One, the Berlin Wall, the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, and the Ronald Reagan Hologram.

A bonus on the trip is the Library’s current special exhibit, The World of Da Vinci, featuring more than three dozen reconstructions of Da Vinci’s machines. some of which are built to life-size proportions including his Flying Bicycle and Mechanical Lion.

The trip is limited to 55 guests. Tickets are $130 per person and include bus fare, continental breakfast, a guided museum tour, admission to “The World of Da Vinci,” and a Reagan Library boxed lunch. A deposit of $50 is due in by May 22 to reserve a seat. Trip seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Final payment is due May 31.

“A Presidential Library is truly a piece of history and a sight to behold,” Harrell said.

For more information or reservations, visit the THM website www.tularehistoricalmuseum.org and see the Events page, or call (559) 686-2074.

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