Join Our Email List!
   
   
   

 

Calendar of Events

 

JanuaryFebruary March —- April MayJuneJuly
AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

 

January 2018

January 1 All buildings are closed New Year's Day
   
January 8 Ike Book TALK - discussion: Burnt Creek, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
January 14 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival: Sully, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
January 20 "Citizenship in the Nation" Boy Scout merit badge workshop
   
January 21 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival: Kubo and the Two Strings, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
January 25 Lunch & Learn: Never a Dull Moment: Dorothy Dull and the Women's Army Corps. A Kansas Woman in World War II with Jeff Nelson, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided
   
January 28 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival: Concussion, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

February 2018

February 4 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival: Race, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
February 11 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival: LaLa Land, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
February 13 Using U.S. Army Unit Records in Family History Research with Mary Burtzloff, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. 
   
February 18 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival: Hidden Figures, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
February 22 Lunch & Learn: World War I Soldier Poetry with Tim Rives, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided

 

March 2018

March 1 Royer Film Festival: Funny Face, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 3 Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies' Underwear with Ellie Carlson, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
March 8 Royer Film Festival: An Affair to Remember, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 11 Ike Book TALK - film: All the King's Men, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
March 12 Ike Book TALK - discussion: All the King's Men, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 15 Royer Film Festival: A Hatful of Rain, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 22 Lunch & Learn, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided
   
March 31 Annual Easter Egg Hunt/Roll, campus grounds, 1 p.m.

 

April 2018

April 6 Kansas Geographic Bee, afternoon
   
April 10 Arts Council of Dickinson County Holocaust Film Series: The Zookeeper's Wife, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
April 14 Remembering Vietnam Symposium, Visitors Center Auditorium
   
April 22 Arts Council of Dickinson County Holocaust Film Series: Schindler's List, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
April 26 Lunch & Learn: The United States and the Holocaust with Mike Russell, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided

 

May 2018

May 6 World War II Film Series: From Here to Eternity, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
May 12 Mother's Day Tea with First Ladies Man Andrew Och, Library Courtyard, 11 a.m., reservations required, $15. For tickets go to http://bit.ly/2mpUSEA
   
May 14 Ike Book TALK - discussion: Letters of a Woman Homesteader, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
May 19 Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War (memoir writing workshop). Visitors Center Auditorium, 10 a.m.
   
May 20 World War II Film Series: Tora, Tora, Tora, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
May 24 Lunch & Learn with Kenneth T. Walsh: Ultimate Insiders, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided
   
May 28 Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters, 9:45 a.m.

 

June 2018

June 2

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

- Activities & Food Vendors open at 4 p.m.
- 1st Infantry Division Band Concert begins at 7 p.m.
- Symphony Concert begins at 8:30 p.m
- Pop Up Museum

   
June 6 D-Day Film: The Big Red One, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
June 10 World War II Film Series: The Thin Red Line, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
June 12 Silver Wings/Flying Dreams - The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
June 14 Army Wreath Laying Ceremony, Place of Meditation, 10 a.m.
   
June 22 71st Anniversary - Eisenhower Boyhood Home public opening. Free cookies in the Visitors Center.
   
June 24 World War II Film Series: Sahara, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
June 28 Lunch and Learn – David Vail, Chemical Lands: A History of Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands Since 1945, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided

 

July 2018

July 2 Boy Scouts / NASA Patch Program, Visitors Center Auditorium, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Includes a 20-minute Skype session with the International Space Station.
   
July 4 Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony, Visitors Center Auditorium, 10 a.m.
   
July 8 Ike Book TALK - film: Abilene Town, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
July 9 Ike Book TALK - discussion: Trail Town, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
July 15 World War II Film Series: The Best Years of Our Lives, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
July 26 Lunch & Learn, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided
   
July 28 Eisenhower Foundation Bridge Benefit, Library Courtyard, 1-5 p.m.
   
July 29 World War II Film Series: Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

August 2018

August 4 Vintage Base Ball Game, campus grounds, 1 p.m.
   
August 14 KC Monarchs in Our Hometown, program by author Phil Dixon, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
August 23 Lunch & Learn, Kansas Baseball History with author Mark Eberle, Visitors Center Auditorium, August 23, Noon

 

September 2018

September 10 Ike Book TALK - discussion: The Worst Hard Time, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
September 22 Smithsonian Museum Day
   
September 27 Lunch & Learn, "Forced Freedom" by Elizabeth Wenger, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided

 

October 2018

October 9 Kansas Candidate Forum sponsored by the Abilene Area Chanmber of Commerce
   
October 12 VFW Vigil, Place of Meditation, 4:30 p.m. (ends at 7 a.m. on October 13)
   
October 13 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 25 Lunch & Learn, "The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy's Great Gamble" with Jim Sherow, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon, light lunch provided

 

November 2018

November 4 Ike Book TALK - film: Bugles in the Afternoon, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
November 5 Ike Book TALK - discussion: Bugles in the Afternoon, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters, Pylons, 9:45 a.m.
   
  "WWI and Soldier Poetry" with Tim Rives and Tim Dayton, VC Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
November 20 Acclaimed English WWII Historian James Holland -- "The Biggest Air Battle of World War II" book talk
   
November 22 All buildings are closed Thanksgiving Day
   
November 25 Museum Store Sunday, film and discount in the Gift Shop

 

December 2018

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