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October 24, 2019
12:00 PM
Time Details:
About an hour
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
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Lunch & Learn: "Eisenhower: Up Close and Personal" with Mary Jean Eisenhower

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Join us for a very special program and enjoy a rare opportunity to hear Mary Jean Eisenhower share remembrances of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower through a granddaughter's eyes. Mary Jean was born while her grandfather was in his first term as President of the United States, and was christened in the Blue Room of the White House. The Eisenhower grandchildren were very close to their grandparents and spent many days at the White House. Her family lived near Ike and Mamie's Gettysburg Farm until they moved to Brussels when her father, John, was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Belgium. Mary Jean is the President of People to People International, which was founded in 1956 by President Eisenhower. She is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards and honorary doctorates. The Lunch & Learn series is made possible by the Eisenhower Foundation and the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation. This program is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.