Nixon Library Re Opens with a New Look and Feel


The recently remodeled Nixon Library reopened to the public with a number of new exhibits on October 14th one of them being about Operation Azorian (

The new exhibit in the Nixon Library borrows “manganese nodules” from the CIA museum. Manganese nodules are rock concretions on the sea bottom.” In an interview with the Matador Messenger, Olivia Anastasiadis, Supervisory Museum Curator, says “These manganese nodules are to represent a story about the Cold War during Nixon’s era”

Operation Azorian took place in the summer of 1974. The goal of the operation was to recover the soviet submarine called the K-129. To find it, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used a ship called the Hughes Glomar Explorer, made by Howard Hughes. (

The Nixon Library is a huge part of Yorba Linda and its history. The museum and library provides a fun and educational experience for all who come. The remodel adds more fun for everyone, as well as more information from Nixon’s era. (

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, a representative from the Nixon Library would be happy to help if you email ([email protected])  or call them.