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May 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Time Details:
About an hour
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Staff Car
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Lunch & Learn: "The Road to Abilene" with Tim Rives and William Snyder, at Abilene, Kansas

Thursday, May 23, 2019

"Ike and Mamie deserve the best." That mantra, referencing 34th president Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie, has driven a full, $9.75-million redesign of the museum exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Abilene, Kansas. With completion and reopening scheduled for 2019, it entails renovation of the 25,000-square-foot exhibit space and the creation of a number of new museum exhibits. Tim Rives, supervisory archivist and deputy director of the Eisenhower Library and Museum, and Curator William Snyder will examine the ambitious project and lead an interactive discussion of the function and importance of presidential libraries. This program concludes a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at the Central Kansas City Public Library. The Lunch & Learn series is made possible by the Eisenhower Foundation and generous support from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation. A light lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.