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  1. De Gaulle / Eisenhower: Alliance and Friendship in War and Peace

    September 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 2, 2020, 4:45 PM @ Museum Special Exhibit Gallery

    General Charles de Gaulle and General Eisenhower both belong to the common national heritage of their respective countries. The two met for the first time in June 1943 in Algiers, and De Gaulle presented Eisenhower with the Cross of Companion of Liberation in June 1945. Both were heads of state during the Cold War. Their work is a source of reflection and inspiration for today’s world. The Charles de Gaulle Foundation and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation, strive to promote and honor the legacies of these great leaders. Together these institutions collaborated with the Musée de l’Armée (French Army Museum), to create this exhibition, which will contribute to strengthening the bonds between France and the United States. We are grateful to The First Alliance Foundation and the David Woods Kemper Memorial Foundation, presenting sponsors, for bringing this exceptional exhibit to Abilene, Kansas.

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  2. Eisenhower's Middle Road

    October 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - March 31, 2020, 4:45 PM @ Library 2nd Floor Gallery

    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. This exhibit explores six key areas reflecting that approach. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home provided content and design. Work/research was funded by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. We extend special appreciation to the David Woods Kemper Foundation, presenting sponsor of this exhibit.

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Public Programs

  1. Museum Store Sunday - Shopping Discounts!

    December 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM @ Gift shop in Visitors Center

    Museum Store Sunday is a special invitation for you and your family to visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum gift shop on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, December 1, 2019. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories, there is something for everyone. Shop knowing you are supporting our programs. Products have been carefully selected to reflect the life and legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the era in which he lived. Receive a 25% discount on gift shop purchases both in our store and online! Use code "BeAPatron" at the to receive your 25% discount on Sunday, December 1. At 2:00 p.m., "National Treasure" will be shown for free in the Visitors Center auditorium.

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  2. Free Movie: "National Treasure"

    December 1, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Released in 2004, "National Treasure" is the first film in the series and stars Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha and Christopher Plummer. Cage plays Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian and amateur cryptologist obsessed with finding the legendary Knights Templar Treasure of precious metals, jewelry, artwork and other artifacts that was eventually hidden by American Freemasons during the American Revolutionary War. A coded map on the back of the Declaration of Independence points to the location of the "national treasure," but Gates is not alone in his quest. Whoever can steal the Declaration and decode it first will find the greatest treasure in history.

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