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2017 Calendar of Events

 

JanuaryFebruary March —- April MayJuneJuly
AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

 

 

January 2017

January 1 All buildings closed New Year's Day
   
January 8 TALK Film -- Shane, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
January 9 TALK Program -- Shane, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
January 15 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. -- Monuments Men
   
January 20 Inauguration Watch Party -- View the inaugural parade and swearing in ceremonies with guest speaker Jerry Wallace. Program will include footage of 1957 Inauguration marking the 60th anniversary of Eisenhower's second inauguration.
   
January 22 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. -- Woman in Gold
   
  Operation Veterans Suicide Outreach program in partnership with Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Chapter 21-1, Library Courtyard, 1 p.m.
   
January 24 Frederic Fox & Ike -- brown bag program with Donald Fox, noon, VC auditorium
   
January 28 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
January 29 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. -- Brooklyn

 

February 2017

February 2 Bret Baier -- Three Days in January -- book talk and signing, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
   
February 5 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. -- Inside Out
   
February 12 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. -- Bridge of Spies
   
February 13 TALK Program -- Little House on the Prairie, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
February 19 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m. -- The Martian

 

March 2017

March 2

Royer Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. -- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

   
March 9 Royer Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. -- Calamity Jane
   
March 13 TALK Program -- Good Land, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 16 Royer Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. -- Annie Get Your Gun
   
March 21 Kanss Court of Appeals -- six appeals cases to be heard, 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon -- Library Auditorium, 8 a.m. Open to the public.
   
March 28 Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation Brownbag Series with David Nichols -- Ike and McCarthy, book talk and signing, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon. Light lunch provided.
   
March 31 Kansas Geographic Bee

 

April 2017

April 1 Chisholm Trail Symposium, Library Auditorium, 12:00 - 4:45 p.m.
   
  Official opening of Chisholm Trail 150 exhibit with a reception in the Library Courtyard, 5 p.m.
   
April 2 "NOT the Last Butterfly", documentary film about The Butterfly Project -- one painted butterfly for every child lost in the Holocaust -- with Cheryl Rattner Price, Visitors Center Auditorium, 4 p.m.
   
April 7 Eisenhower Marathon Registration 1 - 9 p.m.
   
April 8 Eisenhower Marathon
   
April 9 TALK Film -- Buffalo Girls, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
April 10 TALK Program -- Buffalo Girls, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
April 15 Easter Egg Hunt/Roll, Campus Grounds, 1 p.m.,
   
April 22 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop

 

May 2017

May 12 Marlin Fitzwater Exhibit opening and reception, Library Lobby and Courtyard, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
   
May 13 Mother's Day Tea with Ellie, "Mamie Eisenhower: Hostess in Chief," Library Courtyard, 11 a.m., reservations required. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online.
   
May 15 Ellie Carlson - A Hundred Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars - Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
May 19 Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation Speaker Series and book signing with Paul Brandus - Under This Roof: A History of the White House and Presidency - Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided
   
May 29 Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters.

 

June 2017

June 3

Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemorative Concert, Campus Grounds

Activities and Food Vendors - 4 p.m.
Everyday Lights Concert - 5:30 p.m.
KWU Cello and Violin Camp Recital - 5:30 p.m. (Visitors Center Auditorium)
1st Infantry Division Band Concert - 7 p.m.
Symphony Concert - 8:30 p.m.
Pop Up Museum

   
June 12 TALK Program -- Sod and Stubble, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
June 14 Army Wreath Laying Ceremony, Place of Meditation, 10 a.m.
   
June 15 Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation Speaker Series with Frank Lavin - World War II Author Presentation: Home Front to Battlefront - Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided

 

July 2017

July 9 TALK Film -- The Ox Bow Incident, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
July 10 TALK Program -- The Ox Bow Incident, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
July 17-21 Primarily Teaching Summer Institute: "U-2 Spy Plane Crisis and its Impact on U.S.-U.S.S.R. Relations"
   
July 29 Eisenhower Foundation Bridge Benefit, Library Courtyard, 1-5 p.m.

 

August 2017

August 5 Vintage Base Ball Game, Campus Grounds, 1 p.m.
   
  Old West Trails Foundation Chili Cook-Off, Campus Grounds, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (cooking starts at 8 a.m.)
   
August 14 TALK Program -- The Last Cattle Drive, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
August 24 Symphony in Flint Hills exhibit opens, Library Lobby

 

September 2017

September 11 Why We Fight documentary, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   

 

October 2017

October 13 VFW Vigil, Place of Meditation, 4:30 p.m. (ends at 7:00 a.m. on October 14)
   
October 14 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 22 Let's Promote Hope - Operation Veteran Suicide Outreach, Library Courtyard, 1 p.m.

 

November 2017

November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters, Pylons, 10:30 a.m.
November 23 All buildings are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

 

December 2017

December 3 Abilene Municipal Band Holiday Concert, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
December 22 Let's Promote Hope - Operation Veteran Suicide Outreach, Library Courtyard, 1 p.m.
   
December 25 All buildings are closed on Christmas Day.