Eisenhower Gala 2019

Eisenhower Legacy Tour

Due to COVID-19, the traditional Eisenhower Legacy Gala will not be held in 2020. Instead, the Eisenhower Legacy Tour will offer a casual, historical, and intimate experience to our guests.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Eisenhower Foundation. To celebrate, Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, and Meredith Sleichter, Executive Director of the Foundation, have invited special guests on an exclusive hometown tour. Go back in time to explore the people and places in Abilene, Kansas, which shaped Eisenhower’s life more than 75 years ago. Each tour ends with a casually catered lunch at Mr. K’s Farmhouse where guests will learn what’s in store for the next 75 years.

This is an invitation-only event. If you received an invitation and would like to RSVP, please contact our office at or 785-263-6771 before October 1, 2020.

Available Tour Dates*

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020

*Tour times for all dates are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Tickets: $75 each • Private Tour for up to 20 guests: $1,500 

Dress Code

Casual – tours will be held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.


Guests will use their own vehicle to caravan to each location to maintain social distance. Please bring your own face mask to wear as needed.

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The 2020 Eisenhower Legacy Tour
is sponsored by the following:

Arvest Bank
Astra Bank
Family Eye Care of Abilene
JE Dunn Construction
Midwest Concrete Materials, Inc.
Reynolds Real Estate

We are grateful for their continued support
in preserving the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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