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What is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library?

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library is the foundation responsible for continuing President Ronald Regan's legacy and managing his presidential library. It considers itself a nonpartisan organization, and along with the library, also runs other institutions, such as the Reagan Center for Public Affairs.

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What is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library?
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Other institutions run by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library included the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, a Discovery Center, and the Air Force One Pavilion. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library is situated in Simi Valley, California, the state of which Ronald Regan was governor from 1967 to 1975. Admission to the library, as of 2015, is $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, $9 for those aged 11 to 17, $6 for those aged 3 to10, and free for children 2 and under.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library offers many services to visitors, including research services, exhibitions, and photographic and textual collections. The textual collections include presidential records, governor's papers and other personal papers of Ronald Reagan. There are many photographic and audiovisual holdings, many of which are also available online at Reagan.utexas.edu, including photographs in the public domain for free use. The presidential library also holds many permanent and temporary exhibitions, such as an exhibition devoted to football history and memorabilia, which ran from June 2015 to January 2016.

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