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Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home
 
  • 2015 Press Releases
  • Symphony at Sunset - June 6  (5/21/2015)
  • The fourth annual Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration Concert will be held Saturday, June 6 -- the 71st Anniversary of D-Day-- on the steps of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The 35th Infantry Division Band (Kansas National Guard) will open the concert at 7 p.m. followed by the Salina Symphony headlining at 8:30 p.m.
  • Ike 125 Lecture Series  (5/18/2015)
  • The Eisenhower Presidential Library has partnered with the Kansas City Public Library to create the "Ike 125" lecture series commemorating the 125th birthday of Dwight Eisenhower.
  • Robert Edsel VE-Day speech - May 8  (5/1/2015)
  • Robert M. Edsel, Founder and Chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, will be the keynote speaker at the Victory in Europe (VE-Day) 70th Anniversary Commemoration marking the end of World War II in Europe. The program is set for May 8, 7 p.m. at the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium.
  • Food Vendors - Symphony at Sunset  (4/27/2015)
  • The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking food vendors for the annual D-Day commemoration concert on Saturday, June 6. Symphony at Sunset will take place on the Eisenhower campus grounds, located in Abilene. The concert will include the 35th Infantry Division Band performance at 7 p.m. and the Salina Symphony headlining at 8:30 p.m.
  • Mother's Day Tea - May 9  (4/23/2015)
  • The second annual Mother's Day Tea will be held at the Eisenhower Presidential Library indoor courtyard on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. The tea will feature a program by Eileen Hadley Givens, granddaughter of Douglas McKay, Secretary of the Interior under President Eisenhower.
  • Ike Needs You!  (3/31/2015)
  • Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Love history? Want experience for that college or job application? Then we have the opportunity for you! Volunteers are needed immediately to assist staff in providing tours of the Boyhood Home at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene this summer.
  • 3rd Annual Easter Egg Roll  (3/27/2015)
  • Hop on down to the third annual Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll, Saturday, April 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. This event is free and open to the public and will feature an Easter egg hunt, games, face painting, Easter bunny photos, a scavenger hunt and more. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 1 p.m. when the siren sounds--so don't be late!
  • The Public Relations President - March 31  (3/24/2015)
  • Dr. Pam Parry, author of "Eisenhower:The Public Relations President," will speak at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home on March 31. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center auditorium, the free program is open to the public.
  • A Conversation about John Eisenhower  (3/20/2015)
  • The public is invited to join a conversation about Dwight Eisenhower's son, the late historian John S. D. Eisenhower. The event is set for Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium. Mary Jean Eisenhower and Dr. Mitch Yockelson will share stories of John's life and literary works in a conversation moderated by Tim Rives, Deputy Director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
  • D-Day with the Big Red One  (3/19/2015)
  • The public is invited to a brown bag lunch presentation on March 25 at noon in the Visitors Center Auditorium of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. John McManus will discuss D-Day with the Big Red One. McManus will focus on several key individuals who were instrumental in the division's victory at Omaha beach.
  • Spring Grill Out Social - March 20  (3/12/2015)
  • Shake off those winter blues at a Spring Grill Out Social on Friday, March 20 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library! The reception runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Library building and will include 1950s picnic fare and a cash donation bar. Guests will have the opportunity to preview two temporary exhibits, a new Smithsonian traveling exhibit and the Arts Council of Dickinson County annual photography exhibit.
  • Smithsonian American Backyard Exhibit  (3/4/2015)
  • A new Smithsonian traveling exhibition, "Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the Backyard," explores the transition from the front porch to the backyard patio, the rise of the do-it-yourself homeowner, and the use of "chemical warfare" to achieve the perfect lawn. The exhibition will be on display in the Library Building at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home from March 21 through May 31.
  • 2015 Royer Film Festival  (2/26/2015)
  • The 24th annual Paul H. Royer Film Festival is set for March 5, 12, and 19 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home. Each movie will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium and include free soda and popcorn.
  • Arts Council Valentine Concert  (1/20/2015)
  • The Arts Council of Dickinson County is hosting a Valentine concert on Saturday, February 7 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library Courtyard. Les Lankhorst, a professional vocalist and entertainer from Salina, Kan., is the featured artist.
  • Battle of the Bulge Reunion  (1/16/2015)
  • Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge-Kansas Chapter will commemorate the Battle of the Bulge 70th anniversary on Jan. 24 in partnership with the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene. Four new exhibit supplements to World War II Remembered: Leaders, Battles & Heroes will be unveiled in the Museum.
  • 2014 Press Releases
  • Archive Highlights for FY2014  (12/9/2014)
  • A record 856 onsite researchers visited the Eisenhower Presidential Library archives in fiscal year 2014 (10/1/2013 to 9/30/2014), breaking a 50 year old mark by more than 50 visitors. The new record was set despite a nearly three week government shutdown. Library staff also served 2,800 offsite researchers
  • Holiday Open House  (12/1/2014)
  • The public is invited to the holiday open house at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home on Sunday, Dec. 7. The Abilene City Band will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium, followed by refreshments.
  • Driving Miss Daisy   (11/6/2014)
  • Civil rights issues will take center stage - literally - at the Eisenhower Presidential Library as the Great Plains Theatre uses the Library auditorium Nov. 7-16 for their production of Driving Miss Daisy. In conjunction with the performance, a mini exhibit showcasing President Eisenhower's role in civil rights is also on display in the Library building.
  • Cold War Kids Program - Nov. 6  (10/30/2014)
  • Local author Marilyn Holt will discuss her latest book on November 6 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium.
  • Australia in WWII  (10/29/2014)
  • Peter Dean, a Fulbright scholar from Australia, will lead a brown bag discussion on Australia's role during World War II on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The program will begin at noon in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium. The public is invited to bring their lunch and join this free program.
  • "I Baked a Cake for Ike and Mamie!" - Oct. 14  (10/8/2014)
  • Eileen Givens, granddaughter of Douglas McKay, Secretary of Interior under President Eisenhower, has published an informal memoir of her grandparents' life in Washington, D.C. Givens will speak at a brown bag luncheon and book signing at noon on October 14. The public is invited to bring a lunch and join the discussion in the Visitors Center Auditorium of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Birthday cake will be served to commemorate Ike's 124th birthday.
  • Bob Hope Tribute/Tony Orlando - October 11  (10/1/2014)
  • Tony Orlando will perform a live concert Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 - 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The concert is the concluding event of the activities honoring the 124th birthday of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Privatization of National Security - September 11  (9/4/2014)
  • Author Ann Hagedorn will speak about the privatization of American's national security at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home on Thursday, September 11. The free public program begins at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium.
  • Constitution Day - Attention Teachers  (8/21/2014)
  • Constitution Day will have a new look this year at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The new interactive event, designed for 4th and 5th grade students, will take place during Freedom Week, September 15 - 19. Kansas celebrates the week containing September 17, the date the U.S. Constitution was signed.
  • Judge Webb Program - Aug. 14  (8/8/2014)
  • Judge Tom B. "Tommy" Webb, Sublette, Kan., will speak at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home on Thursday, August 14. The free public program is set for 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium. Local groups co-sponsoring the program include American Legion Post #39 and Rotary Club of Abilene.
  • Vintage Base Ball Demonstration - August 9  (8/5/2014)
  • Staff at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home will present a "Living History" demonstration of early base ball on the campus grounds. The event is set for 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, August 9.
  • The Pursuit of a Ruptured Duck - Aug. 10  (8/4/2014)
  • A special program based on the book, "The Pursuit of a Ruptured Duck - When Kansas Citians Went to War," will be presented August 10 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The free public program is set for 2 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium.
  • 204th Army Band Concert  (7/24/2014)
  • The 204th Army Band, United States Army Reserve, from Vancouver, Wash., will perform a free concert Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
  • K.C. Monarchs Brown Bag Lunch Program  (7/11/2014)
  • The Kansas City Monarchs baseball team is the topic of a brown bag luncheon hosted by the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home at noon on July 18. The public is invited to bring a lunch and join the discussion in the Visitors Center Auditorium.
  • Bridge Benefit  (7/9/2014)
  • Calling all bridge players! The first Dwight D. Eisenhower Bridge Benefit will be July 25-26 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library Courtyard, 200 Southeast Fourth Street, Abilene, Kan. The benefit, sponsored by the Abilene American Contract Bridge League and the Eisenhower Foundation, includes a social evening the night before the charity game that will raise funds for the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home.
  • 35th Infantry Division Band Concert -June 22  (6/16/2014)
  • The 35th Infantry Division Band Kansas Army National Guard will perform a "Homefront Concert" on Sunday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The concert is free and open to the public.
  • IKE: From Normandy to the White House  (6/11/2014)
  • IKE: From Normandy to the White House produced by Dr. George A. Colburn will be shown Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. This free public program will be held in the Visitors Center Auditorium of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The 90-minute documentary has only recently finished production in honor of the D-Day 70th anniversary and will be released to theaters later this year.
  • Project 9 Program with Dennis Okerstrom  (6/5/2014)
  • Dr. Dennis Okerstrom will present a program on Project 9 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The free public program is set for June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium.
  • D-Day+ 70 Years/Symphony at Sunset  (6/2/2014)
  • The third annual Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration Concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7, on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The 1st Infantry Division Band will perform the opening act, followed at 8:30 p.m. with the headline performance by the Salina Symphony. Kansas City-based jazz vocalist Eboni Fondren is joining the Symphony as a guest artist to perform a number of patriotic and big band favorites. Admission is by a $5 minimum suggested donation (no charge for children 12 & under).
  • D-Day+70 Years Exhibit Opening Gala  (5/22/2014)
  • The Eisenhower Presidential Library will host a range of activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Events for D-Day+70 Years begin Friday, June 6, with a Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. and continue through Saturday, June 7, with the Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemoration Concert.
  • Bob Dole Meet-and-Greet Reception  (5/8/2014)
  • Senator Bob Dole will stop at the Eisenhower Presidential Library during his second of several trips to Kansas this year. A Meet-and-Greet Reception will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. in the Library Courtyard.
  • First Ladies Tea - May 10  (4/28/2014)
  • Treat your first lady to a First Ladies Tea at the Eisenhower Presidential Library courtyard. The tea is set for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, and features a program on America's First Ladies titled "Unusual for Their Time."
  • Normandy: Before and After D-Day  (4/25/2014)
  • Historian Dominique Francois will present "Normandy: Before and After D-Day" in two locations on Friday, May 2. The first program will be held at 1 p.m. in the Eisenhower Presidential Library building auditorium. A limited number of Francois' book "Normandy: From D-Day to the Breakout: June 6-July 31, 1944" will be available for purchase. Francois will later speak in Salina at 7 p.m. in Sams Chapel on the Kansas Wesleyan University campus.
  • Holocaust Visual Tour - April 24  (4/19/2014)
  • A special program, "Interpretations and Imagery: Commemorating the Holocaust through Memorials and Museums," will be presented at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home by Dr. Mike Russell. The public is invited to this free program scheduled for April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Library auditorium.
  • Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll 2014  (4/10/2014)
  • The second annual Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll will be held Saturday, April 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. This event is free and open to the public and will feature an Easter egg hunt, games, face painting, Easter bunny photos, a petting zoo, a scavenger hunt and more. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 1 p.m. when the siren sounds--so don't be late!
  • 2014 Geographic Bee Competition  (3/31/2014)
  • The top geography students from across the state will gather at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum on Friday, April 4 in Abilene. They will be vying for first-place honors at the Kansas Geographic Bee.
  • Kansas Town Hall forum on Mental Health - March 27  (3/20/2014)
  • Mental illness in America is the topic of a Kansas Town Hall forum on Thursday, March 27 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The public is invited to attend this free program held in the Library Building Courtyard from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Be Ye Men of Valour Exhibit Now Open!  (3/14/2014)
  • A new exhibit at the Eisenhower Presidential Library tells the forgotten stories of the many smaller Allied countries during World War II. "Be Ye Men of Valour: Allies of World War II" explores the important victories, defeats and causes associated with these lesser-known nations and resistance groups.
  • Royer Film Festival 2014  (2/27/2014)
  • The 23rd annual Paul H. Royer Film Series is set for March 6, 13, and 20 in the Library auditorium at the Eisenhower Presidential Library campus. Parking is available in the staff lot behind the Library building and in the south lot near the Place of Meditation. Each of these free films starts at 7 p.m. and includes free soda and popcorn.
  • Brown Bag Talk - Feb. 12  (2/7/2014)
  • Mate Zsolt, a graduate student at the University of Pecs (Hungary), will give a brown bag luncheon talk on "The American National Exhibition in Moscow in 1959." The program is scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at noon in the Library building's main conference room at the Eisenhower Presidential Library campus.

Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home
P.O. Box 339   |   200 SE 4th Street   |   Abilene, Kansas 67410   |   877-RING IKE

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