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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 30 Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 10:30. Hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters.
June 4 Pop-Up Museum Featured at Symphony The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home will be sponsoring a Pop-Up Museum in conjunction with the Symphony at Sunset event on June 4. This concept of a museum without walls is somewhat new and may leave you wondering just how this works. Imagine a potluck at which instead of a dish, everyone brings an object and/or story to share with others. more information
  Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemorative Concert The fifth Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemoration Concert will be held Saturday, June 4 on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. This patriotic concert, held on the first Saturday in June, each year pays tribute to all veterans and has become a tradition for individuals and families in the area. more information
  poster for Symphony at Sunset
June 6 "Photographer, Paratrooper, POW: A Wyoming Cowboy in Hitler's Germany", Brown Bag Luncheon with Maureen Carroll, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon
June 14 Army Wreath Laying Ceremony, Place of Meditation, 10:00 a.m.

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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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.

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