Exhibit Spotlights Eisenhower's
Boyhood Garden 4-H Project
|ABILENE, Kan. - Coinciding with National 4-H week, the Living History 4-H Project members are hosting a reception for the opening of the new "Eisenhower Garden" exhibit in the Eisenhower Presidential Library on Monday, Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.|
"We are pleased to partner with the Dickinson County 4-H in creating the only living history program of its kind, both for a presidential library and 4-H," states Eisenhower Presidential Library Director Karl Weissenbach.
The garden, located near the Eisenhower Boyhood Home, is a Living History project developed over the past two years by Dickinson County 4-H members. This exhibit will be on display in the Eisenhower Presidential Library building through February 2013. The Eisenhower family and their garden will be the focus of the exhibit developed by the 4-H project members with assistance from the Eisenhower Museum curatorial staff. Costumes and props used in the Living History program will be on display along with quotes from the kids and photos of them in action.
The "Eisenhower Boys" and their neighbor friends will be serving lemonade and Ida Eisenhower's cookies at the reception. Tables will be set up around the Eisenhower Library lobby for 4-H clubs to showcase fair exhibits and other 4-H activities and to answer questions about their club and 4-H in general. If your 4-H club is interested in participating, please e-mail Jennifer Hasenbank (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Charity Bathurst (email@example.com) by Thursday, Sept. 27.
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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