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January 2019

 

January 1 All buildings are closed New Year's Day

 

February 2019

 

February 3 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Series: Wonder
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
February 10 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Series: The Glass Castle
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
February 12 Evenings at Ease: Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler
With Peter Shinkle, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
February 17 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Series: Won't You Be my Neighbor?
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
February 24 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Series: The Post
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

March 2019

 

March 3 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Series: The Greatest Showman
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. -- Rescheduled
   
March 7 Royer Film Festival: Imitation of Life
Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 10 Ike Book Talk: Eye of the Needle (film)
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
March 12 Ike Book Talk: Eye of the Needle (discussion)
Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 14 Royer Film Festival: Operation Petticoat
Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 17 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Series: Roman Israel, Esq.
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
March 21 Royer Film Festival: The Five Pennies
Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 24 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Series: The Greatest Showman
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m
   
March 27 Eisenhower's Middle Road Speaker Series: Most Hallowed Ground: Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns
With Tom Tudor, Central Kansas City Public Library, 6 p.m.
RSVP by calling 816-701-3400.
   
March 28 Lunch & Learn: Most Hallowed Ground: Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns
With Tom Tudor, Visitors Center Auditorium, Noon
A light lunch will be provided.
   
March 29 Kansas Geographic Bee

 

April 2019

 

April 9 Arts Council of Dickinson County Holocaust Film Series: The Book Thief
Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
April 14 Holocaust Remembrance Month film: Big Sonia
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
April 20 Easter Egg Hunt/Roll
Campus grounds, 1 p.m.
   
April 24 Eisenhower's Middle Road Speaker Series: Becoming the Leader of the Free World
With Louis Galambos, Central Kansas City Public Library, 6 p.m.
RSVP by calling 816-701-3400.
   
April 25 Lunch & Learn: Becoming the Leader of the Free World
With Louis Galambos, Visitors Center Auditorium, Noon.
A light lunch will be provided

 

May 2019

 

May 1 Free Speech, Free Press, and Free Society, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
May 11

Mother's Day Tea
With William Snyder, Curator, Eisenhower Presidential Museum
Library Courtyard, 11 a.m.
Reservations required.

   
May 14 Ike Book Talk: The Gardens of Kyoto
Discussion with Dennis Etzel, Jr., Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
May 22 Eisenhower's Middle Road Speaker Series: The Road to Abilene
With Tim Rives and William Snyder, Central Kansas City Public Library, 6 p.m.
RSVP by calling 816-701-3400.
   
May 23 Lunch & Learn:The Road to Abilene
With Tim Rives and William Snyder, Visitors Center Auditorium, Noon.
A light lunch will be provided
   
May 27 Memorial Day Ceremony
Hosted by local VFW and American Legion Chapters, 9:45 a.m.

 

June 2019

 

June 1

Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemorative Concert
Activities & Food Vendors open at noon
Campus Grounds

• Pop Up Museum
• Presentation by Louis Graziaro, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Cello Concert, 5:30 p.m.
• Everyday Lights Concert, 5:30 p.m.
• 1st Infantry Division Band Concert, 7 p.m.
• Symphony Concert, 8:30 p.m.

   
June 2

IKEducation activities and programs
Library, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

• Hands on History Carts - Library 2nd floor, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
• IKEducation Program: Code Talkers - Library Courtyard, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

   
June 3

IKEducation activities and programs
Library, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

• IKEducation Program: World War II Kids - Library Courtyard, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
• Hands on History Carts - Library 2nd floor, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

   
  Film, Ike: Countdown to D-Day
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
   
  Keynote Address, "FDR at War"
With Dr. Nigel Hamilton, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
   
June 4

IKEducation activities and programs
Library, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

• IKEducation Program: Rosie the Riveter - Library Courtyard, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
• Hands on History Carts - Library 2nd floor, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

   
  Film, The Longest Day
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
   
  Keynote Address
With Dr. Adrian Lewis, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
   
June 5

IKEducation activities and programs
Library, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

• IKEducation Program: Use it Up - Library Courtyard, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
• Hands on History Carts - Library 2nd floor, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

   
  Film, D-Day + 20
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
   
  Keynote Address, "War on Silent Wings: Gliders Into Normandy, D-Day 1944"
With Dr. Dennis Okerstrom, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
   
June 6 75th Anniversary of D-Day Remembrance Ceremony
With General Richard Myers (USAF Ret.), Statue, 9:30 a.m.
   
  Thank a Veteran Reception
Visitors Center Auditorium, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
   
 

IKEducation activities and programs
Library, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

• Hands on History Carts - Library 2nd floor, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
• IKEducation Program: Primarily Omaha Beach - Library Courtyard, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

   
  "Hope and Liberty" Concert
Presented by the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in collaboration with the 41st Summer Choral Institute, 6:30 p.m.
   
June 11 Evenings at Ease: 34 and 42: Going to Bat for Equality
With Tim Rives, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
June 14 Army Wreath Laying Ceremony
Place of Meditation, 10 a.m.
   
June 22 72nd Anniversary of opening of Eisenhower Boyhood Home
   
June 27 Lunch & Learn
Visitors Center Auditorium, Noon
A light lunch will be provided

 

July 2019

 

July 9 Ike Book Talk: Our Mother's War (discussion)
Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
July 25 Lunch & Learn
Visitors Center Auditorium, Noon
A light lunch will be provided
   
July 27 Eisenhower Foundation Bridge Benefit
Library Courtyard, 1-5 p.m.

 

August 2019

 

August 3 Vintage Base Ball Game
Campus grounds, 1 p.m.
   
August 13 Ike Book Talk: Once Upon a Town
Discussion with Michaeline Chance-Reay
Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
August 22 Lunch & Learn
Visitors Center Auditorium, Noon
A light lunch will be provided

 

September 2019

 

September 10 Ike Book Talk: When the Elephants Dance
Discussion with Thomas Prasch, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
September 21 Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
   
September 26 Lunch & Learn: Stories of My Grandparents
With Mary Jean Eisenhower, Visitors Center Auditorium, Noon
A light lunch will be provided.

 

October 2019

 

October 8 Evenings at Ease: 20 Years in the Secret Service
Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn discusses her father's book, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
October 11 VFW Vigil
Place of Meditation, 4:30 p.m. (ends at 7 a.m. on October 12)
   
October 12 Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony
Place of Meditation, 10:30 a.m.
   
  American Legion Pilgrimage
Statue, 10:45 a.m.
   
  Eisenhower Legacy Gala
Library Courtyard
   
October 24 Lunch & Learn: From Kansas to the Pacific - Pete Ellis and Amphibious Development
With Troy Elkins, Visitors Center Auditorium, Noon
A light lunch will be provided.

 

November 2019

 

November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony
Hosted by local VFW and American Legion Chapters, Pylons, 9:45 a.m.
   
November 12 Ike Book Talk: The General's First Lady
Discussion with Marilyn Holt, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
November 28 All buildings are closed Thanksgiving day

 

December 2019

 

December 1 Museum Store Sunday
   
December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
   
December 8 Abilene Municipal Band Holiday Concert
Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
December 25 All buildings are closed Christmas day