Eisenhower Gala 2019
Signature Events

Eisenhower Legacy Gala

October 9, 2021 | 5pm

The Eisenhower Foundation’s signature event that honors the life of General and President Eisenhower, the Legacy Gala is an invitation-only evening limited to 150 people. Held each October in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Courtyard, guests include members of the Eisenhower family, community and political leaders, and our most loyal donors from across the nation.

Nat Geo

Regional GeoChallenge

The GeoChallenge is a project-based, multi-leveled competition for grades 4-8 that empowers young people to change the world. Sign up teams of 4-6 students to help solve the urgent problem of plastic pollution in our waterways. Students will use teamwork, map-making, model building, and video production to create and present real- world solutions, just like National Geographic Explorers.

Nat Geo Bee

Kansas Geo Bee

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge. The Eisenhower Presidential Library hosts the annual Geographical Bee for the State of Kansas each spring. The contest is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the Kansas Geography Alliance. For more information, visit

Easter Egg Hunt

Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll

April 4, 2021 | 1pm

This is Abilene’s own version of the White House Easter Egg Roll. A community-wide event held the Saturday of Easter weekend, families enjoy an outdoor egg hunt, crafts, games and activities. Produced in partnership with the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Department, the Egg Roll draws over 3,000 attendees each year.


Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration

The annual Symphony at Sunset D-Day commemoration concert is held the first Saturday in June and is attended by over 5,000 visitors from across Kansas. The event features music from the Salina Symphony and the Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band, in addition to other local bands and artists, as well as food vendors and educational activities. *This event will not be held in 2021.

Upcoming Programs

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Public programs at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible through generous donations to the Eisenhower Foundation.


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“The essence of leadership is to get others to do something because they think you want it done and because they know it is worth while doing.”

Dwight Eisenhower

Remarks at the Republican Campaign Picnic, President’s Gettysburg Farm, September 12, 1956