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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

News and Announcements

Eisenhower Museum Redesign Project is Underway!!
Press Release

Overview with Q & A

  • Exhibits are located in the library building while the museum gets a new look.
  • The Eisenhower Presidential Library will maintain regular operating hours during the project.
  • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (June and July: 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.)
  • Guided tours of the boyhood home are offered every 15 minutes with the last tour at 4:30 p.m.
  • Increased public programs and activities will be scheduled throughout the duration of the museum project.
  • The work will encompass the museum's entire 25,000 square foot exhibit space.

World War II Film Series
Full Schedule

Visitors Center Auditorium
June 24 at 2 p.m.

The Best Years of Our Lives
Visitors Center Auditorium
July 15 at 2 p.m.

Lunch & Learn

Chemical Lands: A History of Pesticides, Aerial Spraying,
and Health in North America's Grasslands Since 1945

Visitors Center Auditorium
June 28 at Noon
Light lunch provided.
More Information

Boy Scouts / NASA Patch Program

Includes a 20-minute Skype session with the International Space Station.
Visitors Center Auditorium
July 2
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony

Visitors Center Auditorium
July 4 at 10 a.m.

Ike Book Talk

Abilene Town - film
Visitors Center Auditorium
July 8 at 2 p.m.

Trail Town - discussion
Visitors Center Auditorium
July 9 at 7 p.m.


See the Calendar for a full schedule of events throughout the year.

2018 Program Series

  The Ike Book Club meets every other month in the Visitors Center Auditorium to discuss selected books. All of the books are available for purchase at the Eisenhower Library Gift Shop or may be available to check out from the Abilene Public Library. Printable Schedule
Lunch & Learn   Join us every 4th Thursday at noon in the Visitors Center Auditorium. A light lunch is provided courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation.
Evening at Ease   The 2nd Tuesday of every other month we provide an evening program. Topics vary and may include films, lectures, or panel discussion.