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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.

White Glove Wednesday
Library Auditorium
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

White Glove Wednesday programs are unique opportunities for the Eisenhower Presidential Museum curatorial staff to give visitors an exclusive chance to see and learn about rarely seen artifacts from the collection.

World War II Film Series
Full Schedule

D-Day Plus 20 Years
Visitors Center Auditorium
July 29 at 2 p.m.

Bridge-Playing Class for Kids

In partnership with the Abilene Contract Bridge League Club, the Eisenhower Foundation is pleased to offer this class to teach kids ages 9 and older the basics of card playing and introduce them to Bridge, one of Ike's favorite card games. Participants will meet in the Eisenhower Presidential Library conference room on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23, 24, 25, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. each day. Class size is limited to 12 players. To register your child, or for more information, please email info@EisenhowerFoundation.net or call 785-263-6771.

Lunch & Learn

Kansas Cosmosphere's SpaceWorks
Visitors Center Auditorium
July 26 at noon
A light lunch will be provided.
More Information

Eisenhower Foundation Bridge Benefit

Join us Saturday, July 28, for the fifth annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Bridge Benefit to celebrate and preserve the legacy of the "Bridge Player in Chief." Proceeds benefit IKEducation, the K-12 education program at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Registration is $10 and can be paid at the door or online. This event is generously sponsored by the Abilene ACBL Club.

Library Courtyard
July 28, 1 - 5 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.
     
White Glove Wednesday   White Glove Wednesday programs are unique opportunities for the Eisenhower Presidential Museum curatorial staff to give visitors an exclusive chance to see and learn about rarely seen artifacts from the collection. The weekly programs will be held in the Library Auditorium at 1 p.m.