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  1. 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. We extend special appreciation to the David Woods Kemper Foundation, presenting sponsor of this exhibit.

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Public Programs

  1. Movie: "The Biggest Little Farm" [2018] - Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival

    February 9, 2020, 2:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    "The Biggest Little Farm" symbolizes what so many people daydream of doing: ditching city living, a monotonous desk job and commuter headaches for a back-to-basics lifestyle. John and Molly Chester are living that dream: They left behind their day jobs in L.A. — as a docu-series director and a personal chef — and turned a former horse ranch into a self-sustaining, biodynamic farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work planting an orchard, a variety of crops and introducing several different animals, including cattle, sheep, chickens, ducks and dogs, and bees from rescued hives. The celebrities, though, are Greasy the Rooster and Emma, the 700-pound star swine of this heartwarming documentary. This series is sponsored by the Arts Council of Dickinson County in partnership with the Eisenhower Presidential Library. All films are free and open to the public. The Arts Council will accept toiletry items for the Abilene Area Food Pantry.

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