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  1. Eisenhower Exhibits Now Located in Presidential Library

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

    While the Eisenhower Presidential Museum undergoes a comprehensive redesign, the exhibits are located in the Presidential Library building. Visitors will see "The Eisenhower Story," with 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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Public Programs

  1. VFW Vigil

    October 12, 2018, 4:30 PM - October 13, 2018, 7:00 AM @ Place of Meditation

    Members of VFW posts from across the state of Kansas will stand vigil overnight at the burial site of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The public is encouraged to stop by and pay their respects at the Place of Meditation on the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas.

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  2. Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony

    October 13, 2018, 10:30 AM @ Place of Meditation Chapel

    The Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony is led by the 1st Infantry Division from Ft. Riley, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. A procession will include a number of dignitaries. Visitors are encouraged to line the sidewalk from the Eisenhower Presidential Library building to the Place of Meditation for the placement of the wreath.

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  3. American Legion Pilgrimage

    October 13, 2018, 10:45 AM @ General Dwight D. Eisenhower statue, center of campus

    The American Legion Pilgrimage will be held at the center of campus in front of General Eisenhower's statue. American Legion Riders Post #240 will provide the rifle salute for the ceremony. Representatives from every American Legion post around Kansas will gather to pay their respects to General and President Eisenhower. This ceremony is free and open to the public.

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  4. Eisenhower Legacy Gala

    October 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Library Courtyard

    The 2018 Eisenhower Legacy Gala will be held on Saturday, October 13 –– the eve of Ike's 128th birthday –– in the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas. This special evening honors the legacy and continued relevance of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Due to limited seating, this is an invitation-only event. This year's gala will commemorate the 60th anniversary of NASA, as President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958. Our special guest is Dr. Steve Hawley. A Kansas native, Steve Hawley was named an astronaut in 1978, part of the first class of astronauts chosen specifically to fly the Space Shuttle. In five space flights and almost 800 hours in space, his missions included deploying and servicing the Hubble Space Telescope and launching the Chandra X-ray observatory. Following his retirement from NASA, Hawley returned to Kansas as a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas where he now holds the title of professor emeritus.

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