Eisenhower Foundation
Dear Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation,

Our colleagues at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum distributed a media release with an important update about our comprehensive museum exhibit renovation project. We wanted you to be among the first to receive this information, so we have copied their release below.

We are truly grateful for your contributions to the Eisenhower Foundation which made this renovation possible. Because of your financial support, we will soon welcome guests to a new, engaging experience at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Abilene, Kansas.

In addition, we are honored to join the global commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day in June. For more information about our commemorative events, please see our website. The schedule will continue to be updated as plans are finalized.

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 14, 2019

All-new exhibits to open this summer!


Abilene, Kan. - The entire museum of the Eisenhower Presidential Library will be new this summer! The comprehensive redesign will reveal Ike and Mamie's story in their own words. New interactive features will encourage guests to engage with the exhibits and find relevance in their own lives.

The opening date is postponed beyond the original June goal due to the recent government shutdown. "The library staff worked diligently to make up for the lost weeks. The reality is we simply cannot catch up and our team is very disappointed. We wanted to make this year's D-Day anniversary extra special with an all-new exhibit," states Dawn Hammatt, director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

The 22-acre campus remains open and temporary exhibits are on display in the library building until the museum project is complete. Hammatt expects the new exhibits to open in July.

The D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration Week will be observed while the new exhibit installation work continues. Activities for the week-long event begin Saturday, June 1 featuring the Salina Symphony performing during the Symphony At Sunset concert. There will be a host of educational programs, films, and discussions during the week. The commemorative events culminate on Thursday, June 6, with a Remembrance Ceremony and Wreath Laying honoring General Eisenhower and all veterans. Retired Air Force General Richard B. Myers is the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Myers is currently the President of Kansas State University and served as the 15th Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The comprehensive exhibit redesign and the D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration Week events are made possible by donations to the Eisenhower Foundation.
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