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New Exhibition In Ventura County Looks At Former First Lady Nancy Reagan's Funeral

Images of Nancy Reagan greet visitors arriving at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

It was the end of one of America’s most famous love stories, one spanning more than a half century.

The death of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan in March brought past and present world and national leaders, as well as thousands of members of the public to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley to pay their respects. Now, because of the overwhelming interest in the passing of the former First Lady, a new exhibition has opened at the museum to look at how people came to honor her.

John Heubusch is Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. He says the exhibition features a short film documenting the events surrounding the funeral, as well as letters and a guest book signed by dignitaries like Michelle Obama.

Heubusch says many visitors don’t realize that the Reagans are buried at the Simi Valley museum, and that you can visit their final resting place.

The Nancy Reagan Memorial Exhibit will be open for viewing until July 5th.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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