Eisenhower photo collage
Dwight D. Eisenhower
 Presidential Library and Museum 
PO Box 339   200 SE 4th Street   Abilene, KS 67410   785.263.6700   877.RING.IKE  
January 20, 2012
Samantha Kenner, Communications Director
785.263.6764  |  877.RING.IKE 
Eisenhower Library Exhibit
 Celebrates 50th Anniversary 

ABILENE, Kan. -  A special exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of the Eisenhower Presidential Library is on display in the Library gallery through March 31, 2013.   


The "Library's 50th Anniversary" exhibit features the Library planning, funding, groundbreaking, construction and dedication. Documents, photos and artifacts from the Archives are on exhibit for the first time.

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum staff have gleaned many items from the Library's Archives to design this original exhibit. Rare documents and artifacts will be rotated throughout the 14 months to showcase the variety of items in the Library's collection.

"This unprecedented display tells a never-before-told story of the Library," said Karl Weissenbach, Director, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. "We encourage guests to visit the exhibit several times as it is likely that they will see different items on display each time," he added.

This exhibit provides a glimpse of what is stored in the Library Archives. The holdings include millions of historical records and papers, oral histories and transcripts, still photos, original motion picture film, hours of audio recordings and artifacts.

Visitors will learn the answer to the question "Just what does a research library do?"  The exhibit includes a replica of the "stacks" where documents are stored as well as a replica of a research table where researchers pour over historical papers. 


Also included is a display about the proper preservation of documents. Learn what can happen if your own historic documents are not properly stored.

Exhibits such as this are only made possible through private donations to the Eisenhower Foundation. To support programs and exhibits, please contact the Eisenhower Foundation at 785.263.6700.   

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.
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