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"When this library is filled with documents, and scholars come here to probe into some of the facts of the past half century, I hope that they, as we today, are concerned primarily with the ideals, principles, and trends that provide guides to a free, rich, peaceful future in which all peoples can achieve ever-rising levels of human well-being."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Speech at the Ground Breaking Ceremonies for the Library, October 13, 1959


World War II Remembered:
Leaders, Battles & Heroes

2013 - 2016
Exhibits/ProgramsPromotional VideosUpdatesArticles

Be Ye Men of Valour: Allies of World War II
February 2014 - December 2016
Library 2nd Floor Gallery

See the Exhibits Schedule for details

May 7 The annual Mother's Day Tea will be held in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Courtyard on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. The tea will feature a program given by Elinor Haas discussing Ida and Mamie Eisenhower with entertainment provided by the Salina Symphony Cello Quartet. This program is open to the public. Reservations are required with payment of $15 due by April 29. more information
  poster for Mother's Day Tea
May 21 "The World Wars" music concert with KSU Faculty / Students. Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters
June 4 Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemorative Concert, Campus Grounds, activites start at 4:00 p.m. with concert at 7:00 p.m.
  poster for Symphony at Sunset

See the 2016 Calendar of Events for additional upcoming events

News and Announcements

image of Karl Weissenbach  

Karl H. Weissenbach, Director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas, will retire on June 3, 2016. Karl has been the library's director since April 2008. As director, Karl created the Kansas Town Hall, a public forum which brings policymakers into dialogue with citizens. He led local officials in establishing the Five Star Museum District, an innovative collaboration linking Abilene's numerous cultural institutions into a more integrated visitor experience. He also established the Symphony at Sunset, an annual event at the Library to commemorate the service of General Eisenhower and all World War II veterans.
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image of Hank Royer, Jr., Merideth Sleichter, and Karl Weissenbach  

Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation Provides Gift to Replace Visitors Center Auditorium Sound System and Video Equipment.

Robert H. "Hank" Royer, Jr. presented a gift of $35,000 to the Eisenhower Foundation on behalf of the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation. This gift will be used to replace the audio and video equipment in the Visitors Center Auditorium of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
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Symphony at Sunset Food Vendors Needed - The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking food and beverage vendors for the June 4 Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemoration Concert. This patriotic event held the first Saturday in June each year is the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to all veterans. more information

Ike Needs You! Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Love history? Want experience for that college or job application? Then we have the opportunity for you! more information

Attn: Motorcyclists - Our north parking lot was recently repaved and is still settling. You may want to park in our south parking lot or be sure to use a kickstand disk.

Great Plains Theatre logo Take advantage of our partnership with Great Plains Theatre! Show your ticket stub and receive $5 in savings at either venue.