ABILENE, Kan. - The annual holiday reception and band concert will be held at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum on Sunday, Dec. 2. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium and includes a performance by the Abilene City Band.
Refreshments will be served following the band's performance. The program is free and open to the public. A special 10% discount will be offered on Gift Shop purchases all day on Sunday, Dec. 2.
"We hope visiting the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will continue to be a holiday tradition for families," says Karl Weissenbach, Director. "It's also an excellent opportunity to view several exhibits. War and Peace: The Art of Shin-hee Chin temporary exhibit is on display only through January 6 in the Museum. In the Library building, be sure to see the Eisenhower Garden exhibit through February 2013 and the Library 50th Anniversary exhibit through March 31, 2013. Holiday decorations will dress up the grounds and buildings, adding to the weekend of holiday magic in Abilene," he added.
"Abilene is the place to be in December. The first weekend offers something for all ages---shopping, homes tours, craft show, music, and Santa," states Glenda Purkis, director of the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). "Throughout the month there are great opportunities for dining, music and even professional theatre." For more information on additional holiday activities during the weekend or to create a custom getaway package, please visit the CVB web site at www.abilenekansas.org.