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Public Programs

  1. Eisenhower Boyhood Home - 71st Anniversary of Public Opening

    June 22, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    On June 22, 1947, the Eisenhower Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas, became the first building the Eisenhower Foundation opened to the public. Enjoy refreshments in the Visitors Center!

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  2. "Sahara" - World War II film series

    June 24, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Considered one of the best war films of its time, "Sahara" follows a stranded American tank unit that picks up British, French, and Sudanese soldiers, plus an Italian and a Nazi prisoner of war, as they trek across the desert in search of a legendary well at an abandoned fort. They find the fort, but the well has run dry, and a German battalion is headed their way. "Sahara" (1943) was filmed during World War II with stars Humphrey Bogart, Lloyd Bridges, Bruce Bennett, and Rex Ingram.

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  3. Lunch & Learn: "Chemical Lands: A History of Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America's Grasslands Since 1945" with author David Vail

    June 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    In this newly released book, David Vail shows a distinctly regional view of agricultural health evolved after World War II. Vail’s analysis reveals a particularly strong ethic in the North American grasslands. This study provides a unique grasslands perspective of the ag pilots, weed scientists and farmers who struggled to navigate novel technologies for spray planes and in the development of new herbicides/insecticides while striving to manage and mitigate threats to human health and the environment. David D. Vail is an assistant professor of environmental and agricultural history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He holds a BA from Southern Oregon University, an MA from Utah State University, and a PhD from Kansas State University. The book can be purchased in the gift shop, and the author will be available to sign copies. This program is free and open to the public thanks to Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation. A light lunch is provided on a first-come, first served basis.

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