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  1. Eisenhower Exhibits Now Located in Presidential Library

    May 14, 2018 - June 30, 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. 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. "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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