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  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 13, 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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Public Programs

  1. Lunch & Learn: Meet a real "Rosie the Riveter"

    March 22, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Plan to attend this noon presentation and hear from a real-life "Rosie the Riveter," Connie Palacioz, who went to work at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, after graduating from high school in 1943. Palacioz was a riveter on the B-29 "Superfortress" bombers, working on the forward section of the planes. One of the bombers she helped build in 1945 was the B-29 named "Doc," which has recently been refurbished by volunteers, including Palacioz, who is now 93 years old. Palacioz will be accompanied by Josh Wells, who also assisted with the restoration of the B-29 Superfortress, which is one of only two flying B-29s in the world. A light lunch will be provided at noon. This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation.

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