Richard Nixon

Modernized museum brings Richard Nixon up close and personal

Gone are the long rows of wood-framed display cases sprinkled with campaign paraphernalia and lengthy narratives about President Richard Nixon.

Instead, the renovated Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum tells the former president's story through larger-than-life photographs, interactive touchscreens and video of Nixon's speeches and his eventual departure from the White House.

The museum reopens Friday following a $15 million makeover aimed at bringing the country's 37th president closer to younger generations less familiar with the Watergate scandal and his groundbreaking trip to China.

"It just wasn't technologically savvy, and we needed to bring it...