Please contact us before your visit to ensure that exhibit dates have not changed.
June 1, 2013 - December 2016
Over the next three years, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will present an inclusive commemoration of the pivotal events of World War II. World War II Remembered: Leaders, Battles & Heroes, is a series of exhibits and programs that will run from June 2013 through December 2016 marking the 70th anniversaries of the war. What makes this exhibit stand out from other interpretive WWII exhibits is the focus on personal stories. World War II Remembered will strive to honor the unsung heroes and tell the lesser known stories of the time. The accounts of such groups as the Tuskegee Airmen, Native American Code Talkers, the brave contribution of the Ritchie Boys, and the heroic stories of women at war and on the working home front will be shared. more information
February 2014 - December 2016
"Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice: 'Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation....'" –Winston Churchill, 19 May 1940
This exhibit strives to tell the untold and forgotten stories of the many allies involved in the war effort. While it was major industrial powers like the United States, England, and the Soviet Union that provided the bulk of manpower and resources, dozens of other Allies selflessly spent blood and treasure of their own to defeat the Axis powers. This exhibit explores the important victories, defeats, personalities, and causes associated with the lesser-known Allied nations and resistance groups.
Through Labor Day 2014
Forbidden Art is a traveling exhibit on loan courtesy of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum of Poland and the Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools. It is the first exhibition created by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for an American audience, and through the work of The Polish Mission, it has been displayed at prominent institutions from Los Angeles to New York City. This exhibit located in the Library building features works of art created by prisoners of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp. It was illegal for the prisoners to create art, yet many did so at great risk as a means of coping. These powerful images truly reflect the pain of their reality. The Forbidden Art will be at the Eisenhower Presidential Library through Labor Day 2014. Then it will travel to the Polish Museum of America in Chicago before arriving at the United Nations building in New York City in time for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2015.