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Eisenhower Foundation

  1. Giving Tuesday: Support Ike's Field Trip Fund!

    November 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018 @ Eisenhower Foundation

    Help the Eisenhower Foundation celebrate 5 years of IKEducation programs by participating in #GivingTuesday beginning Tuesday, November 27. We hope to raise $10,000 by December 31 for IKEducation, the innovative K-12 program we offer online and onsite at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Ike believed, “The true purpose of education is to prepare young men and women for effective citizenship,” and through IKEducation, the Eisenhower Foundation continues this legacy. Since 2013, over 28,000 students and teachers have participated in programs onsite. Giving Tuesday donations will go to Ike's Field Trip Fund, providing travel grants for school groups visiting the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. For more details or to make an online donation, select the link to "Support Ike's Field Trip Fund." Donations can also be mailed to the Eisenhower Foundation at P.O. Box 295, Abilene, KS 67410. Please write "Giving Tuesday" on the memo line.

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Exhibits

  1. Eisenhower Exhibits Now Located in Presidential Library

    May 14, 2018 - May 31, 2019 @ Library 2nd Floor Gallery

    While the Eisenhower Presidential Museum undergoes a comprehensive redesign, the exhibits will be located in the Presidential Library building. Visitors will see highlights of the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his boyhood in Abilene, Kansas, to his leadership development through both World Wars, and his two terms in the White House as the 34th President of the United States.

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Main Calendar

  1. Thanksgiving Day - All buildings closed

    November 22, 2018, All Day @ Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

    All buildings on the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home campus are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours (9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) will resume on Friday, November 23, 2018.

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  2. Museum Store Sunday - Shopping Discounts!

    November 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM @ Visitors Center Gift Shop

    Museum Store Sunday is a special invitation for you and your family to visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum gift shop on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 25, 2018. Holiday shoppers will not only find inspirational and educational gifts, but through their purchases will also support the museum. Products have been carefully selected to reflect the life and legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the era in which he lived. Shoppers will receive a 10% discount all day. Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation must show their current membership card to receive a 20% discount. Contact our office at 785-263-6771 to replace a lost card or renew your membership.

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Public Programs

  1. Evenings at Ease: "Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of WWII" with English WWII historian James Holland

    November 20, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    In the early days of 1944, as the build-up to D-Day intensified, an audacious plan was taking shape. The aim was to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe and at the same time draw the German fighter force into battle. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as “Big Week.” A massive airborne assault was unleashed in February with the Americans launching thousand-bomber raids by day while the RAF attacked at night. As 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the RAF, acclaimed World War II historian James Holland has chronicled the massive air battle through interviews, oral histories, diaries, and official records. Holland follows the fortunes of pilots, crew, and civilians on both sides, taking readers from command headquarters to fighter cockpits to anti-aircraft positions and civilian chaos on the ground. In the end, the six days of intense air battles largely cleared the skies of enemy aircraft for the D-Day invasion.

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  2. White Glove Wednesday

    November 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Library Auditorium

    White Glove Wednesday programs are unique opportunities for visitors to see and learn about rarely seen artifacts from the holdings of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. The weekly informal programs will be held in the Library auditorium at 1:00 p.m. and are included in the admission ticket. The audience can ask questions and get a closer look at the featured artifacts. Learn something new about the era of Dwight D. Eisenhower!

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  3. Museum Store Sunday family movie: "Night at the Museum"

    November 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Bring the family to see the temporary exhibit, "The Eisenhower Story," in the Presidential Library (with admission ticket), receive shopping discounts in the gift shop during Museum Store Sunday, and see a fun family film to kick off the holiday season. Admission to the movie is free! "Night at the Museum," (2006) is the first movie in the popular series. Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast including Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, and Paul Rudd in this hilarious blockbuster hit. When Larry Daley (Stiller) is hired as night watchman at the Museum of Natural History he soon discovers that an ancient curse brings all the exhibits to life after the sun sets. With the help of President Teddy Roosevelt (Williams) Larry may just figure out a way to control the chaos and become a hero in his son's eyes.

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  4. White Glove Wednesday

    November 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Library Auditorium

    White Glove Wednesday programs are unique opportunities for visitors to see and learn about rarely seen artifacts from the holdings of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. The weekly informal programs will be held in the Library auditorium at 1:00 p.m. and are included in the admission ticket. The audience can ask questions and get a closer look at the featured artifacts. Learn something new about the era of Dwight D. Eisenhower!

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