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Exhibits

  1. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 @ Library 2nd Floor Gallery

    War erupted in Europe in 1914 and soon involved nations around the globe. The Great War as it became known shocked the world with its massive scope and the industrial-like slaughter created by advances in military technology. The United States reluctantly joined the conflict in 1917 and began to build a large professional army from the ground up. One of the young officers who helped in this endeavor was a lieutenant by the name of Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower showed remarkable talent for organization and leadership during the years of American involvement in the war. Tasked with training thousands of inexperienced troops in the new and untested art of armored warfare, Eisenhower quickly built a strong and motivated group of soldiers while overcoming severe obstacles and setbacks. This exhibit tells the story of the Great War and its influence on Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I, as it would later become known, proved critical to the making of this American Icon.

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  2. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 @ Museum Temporary Gallery

    Celebrate the Chisholm Trail Sesquicentennial as part of the tri-state celebration with Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. See rare artifacts and historic photographs. Learn about the “square meal,” “real McCoy,” origins of the cowboy boot, and “the wickedest town in the West.” Discover stories behind the legends of T.C. McInerney, Bear River Smith, and Wild Bill Hickok among others. Find out why Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western and the Cowtown that raised a President!

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Public Programs

  1. The Road to Brown v. Board of Education: The Race Impact

    October 19, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Ranger Joan Wilson with the Brown v. Board National History Site will present The Road to Brown v. Board of Education: The Race Impact. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation. Arrive at the Visitors Center Auditorium by noon to eat lunch and enjoy this interesting program.

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  2. Let's Promote Hope - Operation Veterans Suicide Outreach

    October 22, 2017, 1:00 PM @ Library Courtyard

    This program, in partnership with Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Chapter 21-1, raises awareness about the number of veterans who commit suicide everyday. This event will feature guest speakers, and the CVMA will lead the group in conducting 23 pushups. The 23 pushups signify the number of veterans lost each day to suicide, plus one for America. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome, but not required, to participate in the pushups.

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