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Exhibits

  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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  2. "Eisenhower's Middle Road" Exhibit at Central Kansas City Public Library

    January 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 24, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Central Kansas City Public Library

    Dwight D. Eisenhower’s leadership style as president reflected his practical, level-headed Midwestern roots: Work from the middle to accomplish what those on the extremes saw as impossible. The exhibit, "Eisenhower’s Middle Road," spotlights a prescription for peace and prosperity that guided Ike throughout his eight years in the White House. He sought balance for America—the pursuit and preservation of social gains, for instance, while refraining from government overreach. The exhibit in the Central Kansas City Public Library’s Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery explores six key areas reflecting that approach. The exhibit was produced by the archival and curatorial staff of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas, and is presented in partnership with the Central Kansas City Public Library. This exhibit is funded by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Public Programs

  1. Movie: "Operation Petticoat," Paul H. Royer Film Series

    March 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    During World War II, a commander (Cary Grant) finds himself stuck with a decrepit - and pink - submarine. Determined to make his injured ship seaworthy again, his con-man executive officer (Tony Curtis) wheels and deals to reach that goal. They find a stranded group of Army nurses and must take them aboard. Grant and Curtis are a dynamite team in this comedy. This 1959 film was directed by Blake Edwards and includes plenty of humorous gags. Nominated for one Academy Award. Also starring Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, Dick Sargent, Gavin MacLeod, and Marion Ross. The 28th annual Paul H. Royer Film Series features Academy Award nominated films from the 1950s. The film series is sponsored by Robert H. (Hank) Royer, Jr., in memory of his grandfather, who was an Abilene High School classmate of Dwight D. Eisenhower and founding member of the Eisenhower Foundation. The film is free and open to the public.

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