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Exhibits

  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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  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. Annual Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll

    April 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library campus

    This is our 7th annual Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll on the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas. This event is modeled after the White House Easter Egg Roll which has taken place in our nation's Capitol since the 1870s, except for a period of twelve years beginning during World War II. President and Mrs. Eisenhower revived the tradition in 1953. The Eisenhower Foundation partners with the Eisenhower Presidential Library and the Abilene Parks and Recreation Department to welcome hundreds of children and their families to Ike's boyhood home each year on the Saturday before Easter. Arrive early! The Easter egg hunt, by age group, begins promptly at 1:00 PM, followed by several activity stations including an old-fashioned egg roll, face painting, petting zoo, craft area, prize walk, and a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny. The 2019 Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll is sponsored by Bert & Wetta Sales and Pinnacle Bank, all of Abilene, Kansas.

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  2. "Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World" with Louis Galambos, at Central Kansas City Public Library

    April 24, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Central Kansas City Public Library

    As the editor of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s papers – all 21 volumes – Louis Galambos might know more about the military hero turned commander-in-chief than anyone alive. In a discussion of his new book "Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World," Galambos explores the shifts in Ike’s identity and reputation over his lifetime and how he developed his distinctive leadership skills. With the help of Brig. Gen. and mentor Fox Conner, Eisenhower learned as a career military officer to profit from his mistakes and pivot quickly. In the White House, he embraced compromise and coalition building. Galambos is a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. This presentation continues a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at Central Kansas City Public Library. All are made possible by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. See "More Details" to RSVP.

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  3. Lunch & Learn: "Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World" with Louis Galambos, at Abilene, Kansas

    April 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    As the editor of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s papers – all 21 volumes – Louis Galambos might know more about the military hero turned commander in chief than anyone alive. In a discussion of his new book "Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World," Galambos explores the shifts in Ike’s identity and reputation over his lifetime and how he developed his distinctive leadership skills. With the help of Brig. Gen. and mentor Fox Conner, Eisenhower learned as a career military officer to profit from his mistakes and pivot quickly. In the White House, he embraced compromise and coalition building. Galambos is a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. This continues 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. Free, with a light lunch provided on a first come, first served basis.

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