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Exhibits

  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. "Big Sonia" Holocaust documentary

    April 14, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Standing tall at 4’8", Sonia Warshawski is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City. Sonia’s enormous personality and fragile frame mask the horrors she endured. At the age of 15, she watched her mother disappear into a gas chamber. Sonia’s teenage years were a blur of concentration camps and death marches as she survived three death camps. On April 15, 1945, she was rescued when Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated. This documentary was filmed by Sonia's granddaughter, Leah Warshawski, and her husband, Todd Soliday, who describe it as “a ‘non-Holocaust, Holocaust movie.' packed with lessons that are important and relevant now, more than ever.” A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, "Big Sonia" also offers a laugh-out-loud funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all. Her story must never be forgotten. This film is shown courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation's IKEducation program.

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