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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

Exhibits

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

Amending America: God, Guns, and Freedom

A two-part program celebrates the Bill of Rights 225th anniversary through civic engagement. Both programs begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Auditorium. more information

September 20: The Rights to Freedom of Speech and Religion - The first panel discussion will focus on the rights to freedom of speech and religion. The panel will be moderated by David Procter, Director of K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development. Each panelist will provide a 15 minute presentation followed by Q&A.

October 25: The Right to Bear Arms - The second discussion, will focus on the second amendment and the right to bear arms in a world where gun violence is increasingly common. The issue is critical to the lives of Kansans as new open carry laws increase the presence of firearms. As a reminder, firearms are not allowed on the Eisenhower Presidential Library campus, as it is federal property.

 

September 22 Abilene Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum, Kansas Town Hall, Visitors Center Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.
   
September 29 "Sgt. of the Guard at Nuremberg," presentation by Jim Sharp, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. A prison door from Nuremberg will be on display.


See the 2016 Calendar of Events for additional upcoming events

News and Announcements

Constitution Day 2016 Constitution Day programs will be held again this year at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home. The interactive event, designed for 4th and 5th grade students, will be offered between September 15 and 23. Kansas recognizes the week containing September 17, the date the U.S. Constitution was signed, as Celebrate Freedom Week. 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

 

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