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Date:
May 22, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM
Time Details:
6:00 PM Wine & Cheese Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Location:
Central Kansas City Public Library
Address:
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Cost:
Free; RSVP: 816.701.3407
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"The Road to Abilene" with Tim Rives and William Snyder, at Central Kansas City Public Library

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

"Ike and Mamie deserve the best." That mantra, referencing 34th president Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie, has driven a full, $9.75-million redesign of the museum exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Abilene, Kansas. With completion and reopening scheduled for 2019, it entails renovation of the 25,000-square-foot exhibit space and the creation of a number of new museum exhibits. Tim Rives, supervisory archivist and deputy director of the Eisenhower Library and Museum, and Curator William Snyder will examine the ambitious project and lead an interactive discussion of the function and importance of presidential libraries. This program concludes a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at the Central Kansas City Public Library. All are made possible by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. RSVP via the web link or telephone number provided.