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Eisenhower Presidential
 Library and Museum

Message from the Director

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Message from the Director
Featured Partner: Command and General Staff College Foundation
World War II Remembered
Highlights from the Archives
What's "Playing" Now at Eisenhower
Quick Links
 Exhibit Schedule

Now - January 6, 2013
War and Peace: The Art of Shin-hee Chin exhibit in Museum

Now - March 31, 2013
Library 50th Anniversary Exhibit
(Library and Museum)

October 1
"Eisenhower Garden Exhibit" opening reception, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Library building

October 10

Eisenhower Day program for Chapman 7th graders     


October 11

Eisenhower Day program for Abilene 7th graders   


Whistlestop Campaign at 11:45 a.m. at Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad  



October 12-13
VFW Vigil,
4:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.

October 12
15th Annual Eisenhower Legacy Dinner* Reception 6:15 p.m. | Dinner 7 p.m.
RSVP required.

October 13

Presidential Wreath Laying, 10:30 a.m.

American Legion
Pilgrimage and Luncheon, 10:45 a.m. 

October 23

"Eisenhower and Truman: Presidents of the Heartland," by Tim Rives and Sam Rushay, 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

November 1

"Eisenhower in War and Peace," by Jean Edward Smith 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

November 8
"Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World," by Evan Thomas, 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

November 11
Veteran's Day Ceremony, American Legion/VFW, 11 a.m., Flagstaff near Pylons

November 13
"A Dynamic Duo: George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower" presentation by Dan Holt, 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

November 17
Citizenship in the Nation merit badge workshop for Boy Scouts

November 22
All buildings are closed on Thanksgiving Day

November 30, 2012 -
January 7, 2013
Holiday Decorations

December 2
Holiday Band Concert and Reception, 2 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

December 4
 Kansas Town Hall - "Human Trafficking," by Sister Margaret Nacke,
7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

December 25
All buildings are closed on Christmas Day

January 1
All buildings are closed on New Years Day

* Indicates there is a fee for this event. Unless indicated, all other programs are free and open to the public.

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Message from the Director
Fall is a time of thankfulness and we are very thankful for all our supporters, donors, partners and everyone who helps to make the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home a success.

We are looking forward to 2013 and the following three years as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II. Many exciting programs and exhibits are being planned. This may well be one of our last opportunities to honor living veterans for their sacrifices for our country.

In upcoming newsletters, we will provide more in depth information about this expansive program.
Featured Partner
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Message from Col. Robert R. Ulin,
U.S. Army, Ret.| Chief Executive Officer


The Command and General Staff College Foundation, Inc., (CGSCF) is a 501 (C)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit educational foundation that provides resources and support to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in the development of tomorrow's military leaders. The CGSCF helps to advance the profession of military art and science by promoting the welfare and enhancing the prestigious educational programs of the CGSC.


The mission of the CGSC Foundation is to:

* Enrich the College's academic environment

* Foster a strong relationship between the military and the private sector

* Enhance the institution's research activities

* Promote leader development

* Encourage excellence in the faculty and student body

* Maintain contact with alumni


One of our most famous graduates is General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, Class of 1926. General Eisenhower took up golf while a student at the college at the suggestion of his wife Mamie-most men would welcome such a suggestion.


We value our relationship with the Eisenhower Library and Museum. We share a common purpose, the preservation of a rich history of service to the nation and to remember and celebrate the achievements of General of the Army, later President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower.  

World War II Remembered: Leaders, Battles & Heroes
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Beginning in June 2013 and continuing through 2016, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will honor our veterans, our Allies and all those who lived through the Second World War.

We will commemorate World War II key 70th anniversaries with a series of exhibits and programs, including public programs, teachers' workshops, scholarly seminars and a sequence of rolling museum exhibits. These changing exhibits, over the course of three and a half years, will present the history of WWII in new and exciting ways.

World War II Remembered will include archival records of the Eisenhower Library and the papers of more than 30 Generals and scores of first-hand accounts by the men and women who served in the conflict, on the battlefields and on the home fronts around the world. The personal stories from people touched by the war will be included in this tribute to the heroes that stepped up and changed the international landscape. The stories will be told through video, documents and artifacts borrowed from museums and private citizens around the world.

To learn more about this mammoth WWII program and how it will be funded, please contact Martin Teasley, Eisenhower Foundation Executive Director at 785.263.6700 or by email at eisenhowerfoundation@nara.gov. You may also contact  Karl Weissenbach, Director, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, karl.weissenbach@nara.gov, 785-273-6700.
Highlights from the Archives
Research Trends | Summer 2012

Research interest in foreign relations and military history was once again strong throughout the summer.

About a third of the researchers this quarter came to study military history. More researchers came to research the history of specific U.S. Army units during World War II than any other individual topic. Other military subjects were the 3rd Navy in the Pacific, Fox Conner and military leadership training, general research on World War II, the Holocaust, women in the war, and specific battles and engagements.

Although more researchers were interested in the Cold War and foreign policy than military history, no single country or subject dominated among this summer's researchers. They looked at documents on a wide variety of topics.

School-to-Career Students

This fall the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will host School-to-Career interns from Abilene High School, providing the students with experience in a real work environment. Tyler Dickerson will work with the Museum staff and assist in the preparation of a new exhibit. Brandon Rein will work in the Library transcribing the oral history of Irving Schoenberg, a military aide in the White House during the Eisenhower administration.
What's "Playing" Now at Eisenhower
Check out the many constantly changing exhibits throughout our campus:

In the Museum:
  • War and Peace: The Art of Shin-hee Chin  - Traditional and contemporary fiber art  
  • Civil War: Lincoln, Lee and More! - Includes original documents, many never before on display |through December 2012  
  • Eisenhower: The Early Years - Highlights Eisenhower's formative years and the lessons learned from the people around him   

In the Library Building:

  • 50th Anniversary of the Eisenhower Presidential Library | 2nd floor gallery
  • Living History Garden Exhibit | Lobby hallway beginning October 1 through February 2013 

In the Visitors Center:

  • Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas |Through October 21
We hope to see you at some of the many events, activities and exhibits planned for this fall at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

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Karl Weissenbach, Director
Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum