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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. Movie: "The Five Pennies," Paul H. Royer Film Series

    March 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    "The Five Pennies" is a semi-biographical 1959 film starring Danny Kaye as bandleader Loring "Red" Nichols. In the 1920s, Nichols joins a New York City band led by Wil Paradise (Bob Crosby), and sits in on a speakeasy session with Louis Armstrong. He meets his future wife, a singer (Barbara Bel Geddes), and the two form their own band, "The Five Pennies" (a play on Nichols' name - a nickel equals five pennies). As their popularity peaks, their young daughter Dorothy contracts polio and the family leaves the music business. As a teenager, Dorothy (Tuesday Weld) learns of her father's music career and persuades him go on a comeback tour, which stuggles until it's saved by several notable musicians from Nichols' past. The 28th annual Paul H. Royer Film Series is sponsored by Robert H. (Hank) Royer, Jr., in memory of his grandfather, who was an Abilene High School classmate of Dwight D. Eisenhower and founding member of the Eisenhower Foundation. The film is free and open to the public.

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