"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
All buildings will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
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December 8: The public is invited to the annual holiday festivities at the Eisenhower Presidential Library on Sunday, December 8. Holiday shoppers will receive a 10% discount on all purchases in the Presidential Gift Shop. The Abilene City Band will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. in the Library building followed by refreshments. read more
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NOTE: The Museum building will be closed Monday, December 9 for utility work. All other buildings - including the Boyhood Home - will be open to the public with free admission.
New Carillon Donated to Eisenhower Presidential Library - You may have heard the bells ringing again at the Place of Meditation on the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. A new carillon has been installed by the AMVETS (American Veterans) Memorial Carillon program. The previous carillon was damaged in a spring storm. read more
Attn: Motorcyclists - Our north parking lot was recently repaved and is still settling. You may want to park in our south parking lot or be sure to use a kickstand disk.
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Five Star Leaders - Five Star Leaders is an experiential-learning leadership program which challenges students in grades 8-12, college students, and adults to work together to solve a problem, confront a crisis, or accomplish a mission. Armed with original documents and knowledge of history and leadership, students take on the same challenges as those experienced by historical figures.
Boy Scouts of America - BSA Programs at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum teach the value of civic knowledge and engagement and encourage Scouts to be actively involved in the democratic process. Participating Scouts will earn the new Eisenhower Patch. The partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum builds on Dwight D. Eisenhower's commitment to civic education.
Living History Program - As part of our Living History Program, you may find the "Eisenhower boys" and neighborhood friends frolicking around the family garden. Keeping in mind the whims of Kansas weather, they can usually be found Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 10 a.m. during gardening season. Typically they tend the garden and play period games for an hour or two. Gardening season in Kansas can start anywhere in March/April running through the end of September depending on the weather.