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Exhibits

  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.

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Public Programs

  1. Giving Tuesday: Support Ike's Field Trip Fund!

    December 3, 2019 - December 31, 2019 @ Eisenhower Foundation

    This year, make a difference, make a donation on Giving Tuesday. We invite you to give a gift toward IKEducation, the innovative K-12 program we offer online and onsite at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by December 31. Ike believed, “The true purpose of education is to prepare young men and women for effective citizenship,” and through IKEducation, the Eisenhower Foundation continues this legacy. Since 2013, over 37,000 students and teachers have participated in programs onsite. Giving Tuesday donations will go to Ike's Field Trip Fund, providing travel grants for school groups visiting the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Donations of $100 qualify for a limited edition pint glass! For more details or to make an online donation, select the link to "Support Ike's Field Trip Fund." Donations can also be mailed to the Eisenhower Foundation at P.O. Box 295, Abilene, KS 67410. Please write "Ike's Field Trip Fund" on the memo line.

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  2. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day film: "Tora! Tora! Tora!"

    December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    This dramatic retelling of the December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack details the days that led up to that tragic moment in American history. As United States and Japanese relations strain over the U.S. embargo of raw materials, Japan plans the preemptive strike against the United States. Key American personnel ignored warnings of the possibility of Japanese aggression. The first part of the film divides scenes from both countries. Part two contains spectacular battle scenes of the bombing that destroyed the American naval base of operations in Hawaii. This 1970 film remains an insightful and well crafted World War II action drama that was the result of years of negotiations between the United States and Japan. The ensemble cast includes Martin Balsam, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten, James Whitmore and Neville Brand, a U.S. Army veteran who was one of the most highly decorated American soldiers in World War II, fighting in the European Theater.

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