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Exhibits

  1. "Eisenhower's Middle Road" Exhibit at Central Kansas City Public Library

    January 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 24, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Central Kansas City Public Library

    Dwight D. Eisenhower’s leadership style as president reflected his practical, level-headed Midwestern roots: Work from the middle to accomplish what those on the extremes saw as impossible. The exhibit, "Eisenhower’s Middle Road," spotlights a prescription for peace and prosperity that guided Ike throughout his eight years in the White House. He sought balance for America—the pursuit and preservation of social gains, for instance, while refraining from government overreach. The exhibit in the Central Kansas City Public Library’s Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery explores six key areas reflecting that approach. The exhibit was produced by the archival and curatorial staff of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas, and is presented in partnership with the Central Kansas City Public Library. This exhibit is funded by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Public Programs

  1. Movie: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" - Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival

    February 17, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" takes a closer look at the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers, America's favorite neighbor. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. The movie is free. Please join the Arts Council in helping Dickinson County residents by bringing toiletry items for the local food pantry.

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  2. Movie: "The Post" - Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival

    February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks team up for the first time in this thrilling film based on a true story. In 1971, determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties, Katharine Graham (Streep), publisher of The Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. But the two must risk their careers –– and their freedom –– to bring truth to light in this powerful film with a celebrated cast. Admission to the movie is free. Please join the Arts Council in helping Dickinson County residents by bringing toiletry items for the local food pantry.

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  3. "Echoes of Grant: The Second World War Leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower" with John C. McManus, at Central Kansas City Public Library

    February 27, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Central Kansas City Public Library

    They led in different eras, but the parallels between Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower are striking – both successful army commanders in high-stakes conflicts and then president, with deep convictions about racial equity and determination to avoid war despite their military backgrounds. Ike greatly admired Grant, studying everything from his leadership style to his personality traits and scouring Grant’s memoirs for lessons he could apply to the battlefield. John McManus, a Curators’ Distinguished Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and one of the nation’s top military historians, examines those connections, delving in particular into Eisenhower’s World War II military campaigns. This program continues a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at Central Kansas City Public Library. All are made possible by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. See "More Details" to RSVP.

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  4. Lunch & Learn: "Echoes of Grant: The Second World War Leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower " with John C. McManus, at Abilene, Kansas

    February 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    They led in different eras, but the parallels between Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower are striking – both successful army commanders in high-stakes conflicts and then president, with deep convictions about racial equity and determination to avoid war despite their military backgrounds. Ike greatly admired Grant, studying his leadership style and personality traits and scouring Grant’s memoirs for battlefield applications. John McManus, a Curators’ Distinguished Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and one of the nation’s top military historians, examines those connections, in particular Eisenhower’s World War II military campaigns. This continues a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at the Central Kansas City Public Library. The Lunch & Learn series is made possible by the Eisenhower Foundation and generous support from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation. A light lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

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