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Public Programs

  1. POSTPONED until September - Exhibit: Chaffee-Bradshaw Youth Art Exhibit

    July 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 2, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Library Lobby

    This exhibit has been rescheduled for September 7 - 20, 2018. For more than 25 years, the Chaffee-Bradshaw Summer Art Class has taught young artists to explore drawing, painting and a variety of other art techniques. In honor of President Eisenhower's love of painting, and in partnership with the Arts Council of Dickinson County, the students' works will be displayed in the beautiful marble lobby of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

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  2. Bridge-Playing Class for Kids

    July 23, 2018, 9:30 AM - July 25, 2018, 11:30 AM @ Library Courtyard

    In partnership with the Abilene Contract Bridge League Club, the Eisenhower Foundation is pleased to offer this class to teach kids ages 9 and older the basics of card playing and introduce them to Bridge, one of Ike's favorite card games. Participants will meet in the Eisenhower Presidential Library conference room on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23, 24, 25, from 9:30 - 11:30 AM each day. Class size is limited to 12 players. To register your child, or for more information, please email or call 785-263-6771.

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  3. White Glove Wednesday

    July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Library Auditorium

    White Glove Wednesday programs are unique opportunities for the Eisenhower Presidential Museum curatorial staff to give visitors an exclusive chance to see and learn about rarely seen artifacts from the collection. The weekly programs will be held in the Library auditorium at 1:00 p.m. Learn something new about the Dwight D. Eisenhower era!

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  4. Lunch and Learn: Kansas Cosmosphere's SpaceWorks

    July 26, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Library Auditorium

    The July Lunch and Learn observes the 60th anniversary of NASA. On July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act. Jim Remar, President and CEO of the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, will discuss the Cosmosphere's SpaceWorks Division. Since 1988, the team at SpaceWorks have created high-fidelity replicas, artifact restoration, installation of custom made display cases, exhibits and more. Their restoration work has helped to preserve the retrieved Saturn V F-1 engines from the Apollo program, the Liberty Bell 7 and the Odyssey—the Apollo 13 Command Module that calls the Cosmosphere home. Museums frequently contact the Cosmosphere for exhibit production and artifact restoration and replication. A light lunch will be provided. First come, first served. This program is sponsored by Anita K. Miller and Angela M. Holt, Ironstone Wealth Advisors with Ameriprise Financial in Abilene, Kansas.

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  5. Eisenhower Foundation Bridge Benefit

    July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Library Courtyard

    Join us Saturday, July 28, for the fifth annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Bridge Benefit to celebrate and preserve the legacy of the "Bridge Player in Chief." Proceeds benefit IKEducation, the K-12 education program at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Registration is $10 and can be paid at the door or online. This event is generously sponsored by the Abilene ACBL Club.

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  6. "D-Day Plus 20 Years: Eisenhower Returns to Normandy" - World War II film series

    July 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    This documentary originally aired on June 6, 1964, the 20th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Walter Cronkite and Dwight D. Eisenhower begin at Southwick House, Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force. Eisenhower recalls the strategy of the attack and discusses the choice of Normandy as the site. At the Royal Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Eisenhower re-enacts his journey on D-Day, and discusses Winston Churchill. At Normandy, Eisenhower reconstructs the attack on Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach, and discusses the landings. Eisenhower felt deeply about the responsibility of sending so many young men into battle, and expressed great reverence for the men who fought the battle. "The thing that pulled us out," he says, "was the bravery and courage and initiative of the American G.I." Walking among thousands of white crosses at the American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, Eisenhower states, "I devoutly hope that we will never again have to see such scenes as these."

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