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  1. Eisenhower Exhibits Now Located in Presidential Library

    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.

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  2. "Eisenhower's Middle Road" Exhibit at Central Kansas City Public Library

    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.

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Public Programs

  1. Evenings at Ease: "Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler" with author Peter Shinkle

    February 12, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    President Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor Robert “Bobby” Cutler shaped US Cold War strategy in far more consequential ways than previously understood. Cutler shunned the limelight, leading him to be dubbed "the Mystery Man of the White House." While Cutler’s contributions to the public may not have received, until now, the consideration they deserve, the story of his private life has never before been told. Cutler worked with secrets in both his professional and private lives. He was influential in the passage of legislation that restricted the rights of homosexual Americans to hold civil service positions, an act of painful self-repression: Cutler was secretly gay. Shinkle depicts a man torn between his private life as a gay man and an overwhelming sense of civic duty during the “lavender scare,” an anti-gay offshoot of the Cold War persecution of suspected communists in American government. The author, investigative journalist Peter Shinkle, is Cutler's great-nephew.

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