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

    November 28, 2017 - December 31, 2017

    On Tuesday, November 28th, the Eisenhower Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday to raise funds for IKEducation, the innovative K-12 program offered 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 20,000 students have participated in programs onsite. We invite you to join the movement! 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, select the link to "Support Ike's Field Trip Fund" to learn more and make an online donation, or click on the 'Support Ike' button below and select #GivingTuesday. 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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Public Programs

  1. Abilene Municipal Band Holiday Concert

    December 3, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Come enjoy the sounds of the season as the second oldest band in Kansas, the Abilene Municipal Band, performs classic and modern holiday pieces at this annual event. Bring the family and enjoy this free concert at the Eisenhower Visitors Center auditorium. The gift shop is offering special discounts on in-store purchases today!

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