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Presidential lookalikes, games, history at Reagan Presidential Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library held its 30th annual event on Monday to celebrate the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Visitors enjoyed appearances and storytelling by president and first lady lookalikes, and activities including presidential bingo and crafting, carnival-style and picnic games, three-legged races and water balloon tosses.

Patriotic music was performed by the Los Angeles Police Concert Band and the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band.

Children participate in activities during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Theodore Roosevelt, portrayed by Peter Small, takes a photo with visitors during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Chidren have their faces painted during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Abraham Lincoln performs portrayed by J.P. Wammack tells stories about the 16th President during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Mary Todd Lincoln performs portrayed by Gay Storm walks the grounds during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Andrew and Owen Chiu take a break from activities during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Theodore Roosevelt, portrayed by Peter Small, and Ulysses S. Grant, portrayed by Edward Headington, talk to visitors during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Chidren play games during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West performs during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Parker Wind, 6-years old, Woodland Hills, plays with flags during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Children participate in activities during the 30th annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Presidents’ Day event at the library in Simi Valley, Monday, Feb 20, 2023. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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The event was free to attend but required museum admission for exhibits and for the Air Force One Pavilion.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Current museum admission: $16; $13 ages 62 and older; $9 ages 11-17; $6 ages 3-10. Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354. www.reaganfoundation.org

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