September 10, 2019
200 SE Fourth Street
November 12, 2019
200 SE Fourth Street
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May 14, 2018 - July 31, 2019 @ Library 2nd Floor Gallery
While the Eisenhower Presidential Museum undergoes a comprehensive redesign, the exhibits are located in the Presidential Library building. Visitors will see "The Eisenhower Story," with highlights of the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his boyhood in Abilene, Kansas, to his leadership development through both World Wars, and his two terms in the White House as the 34th President of the United States.
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.
February 10, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Visitors Center
The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum was closed during the 35-day government shutdown. We missed you and are glad to be open! Let's celebrate with some sweet treats and special deals just in time for Valentine's Day. Enjoy free admission today! Refreshments will be served in the Visitors Center. For gift shop discounts, join us in person or shop online at ILikeIkeStore.com. Use Code "OpenHouse" for 20% savings during the month of February!
Library Director Dawn Hammatt will make brief remarks at 1:30 in the Visitors Center Auditorium. At 2:00 p.m., "The Glass Castle" movie will be shown for free, part of the Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival.
February 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium
This 2017 drama is based on the memoir by Jeannette Walls. The movie chronicles the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts.
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.