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January 2014

January 1 All buildings closed New Year's Day
   
January 25 Citizenship in the Nation merit badge workshop for Boy Scouts.

 

February 2014

February 2014 - December 2016 Be Ye Men of Valour: Allies of World War II exhibit on display in the Library building 2nd floor gallery
   
February 11 60th Anniversary of Brown v Board decision, program featuring Cheryl Brown Henderson at Kansas Wesleyan University, 7-8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Auditorium; reception following in KWU Gallery - co-sponsored by Eisenhower Presidential Library
   
February 12 Brown Bag Lunch - Zsolt Mate - "The American-Soviet Exchange Exhibitions in 1959, A Hungarian Perspective", noon, Room 108
   
February 20 Coffee at the Cosmo: Not So Famous Last Words: What Did Eisenhower Say When He Launched the D-Day Invasion - 9:00-10:00 a.m., Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

 

March 2014

March 6 Royer Film Festival - Pin Up Girl - 7 p.m., Library Auditorium, popcorn and soft drinks
   
  Bringing the Past Into the Present: An Introduction to Archives, Archival Research and the Holdings of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Kansas Wesleyan University, Student Activity Center (SAC 203)
   
March 7-21 Arts Council of Dickinson County Annual Photography Contest & Exhibit in Library Courtyard, reception on March 7, 5-7 p.m.
   
March 13 Royer Film Festival - The More the Merrier - 7 p.m., Library Auditorium, popcorn and soft drinks
   
March 20 Royer Film Festival - Mrs. Miniver - 7 p.m., Library Auditorium, popcorn and soft drinks
   
March 27 Kansas Town Hall - Mental Health Forum - 7 p.m., Library Courtyard

 

April 2014

April 4 Kansas Geographic Bee
   
April 5 Citizenship in the Nation merit badge workshop for Boy Scouts.
   
April 11 Eisenhower Marathon - Packet pick-up and late registration from 2 - 9 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
April 12 Eisenhower Marathon
   
April 19 Easter Egg Roll and Easter Egg Hunt, in partnership with Abilene Parks & Rec, 1 p.m., Eisenhower Library grounds
   
April 24 Interpretation & Imagery: Commemorating the Holocaust through Memorials and Museums - Dr. Mike Russell, KWU Associate Professor of History, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium

 

May 2014

May 2

Normandy: Before and After D-Day
Dominique Francois
1 p.m. Library Auditorium
7 p.m. Kansas Wesleyan Sam's Chapel

   
May 10 First Ladies Tea, Unusual For Their Time presented by the First Ladies Man Andy Och, Library Courtyard, $15, RSVP required
   
May 13 Senator Bob Dole meet-and-greet reception, 1 p.m., Library Courtyard. Refreshments provided; bring your camera for photos.
   
May 26 Memorial Day Ceremony, 10:45 a.m. Contact Gary Vincent for more details. 785-263-9897

 

June 2014

June 6 - 7 D-Day+70 Years - event details
   
June 6 & 9-13 World War II Remembered Teachers Workshop
   
June 10 Project 9: Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II, Dennis Okerstrom, 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium (with Air Commando Dick Cole)
   
June 14 Army Wreath Laying, 10 a.m., Place of Meditation
   
  Elk's Flag Day Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Pylons
   
June 17 IKE: From Normandy to the White House, documentary produced by George Colburn, 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
June 22 35th Infantry Division Band Concert, 2 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

 

July 2014

July 18 Phil Dixon, "The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Home Town," brown bag luncheon and book signing, noon, Visitors Center Auditorium
   
July 25-26 Dwight D. Eisenhower Bridge Benefit
   
July 30 Washington State 204th Army Reserve Band Concert, 7 p.m., Library grounds

 

August 2014

August 9 Vintage Base Ball Living History Demonstration, Workshop and interactive demonstration, Eisenhower Presidential Library Grounds, 1-3 p.m.
   
August 10 The Pursuit of a Ruptured Duck - When Kansas Citians Went to War, WWII Veteran Edward T. Matheny, 2 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
August 14 Judge Webb's life story, "You can make a difference", Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
August 15

Arts Council of Dickinson County Chaffee-Bradshaw exhibit opening and reception, 5-7 p.m., Library Courtyard

Exhibit open August 15-29

 

September 2014

September 6 Citizenship in the Nation merit badge workshop for Boy Scouts.
   
September 11 The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security - Ann Hagedorn, 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
September 12 Kansas Town Hall: Kansas Volunteer Commission, national swearing in of AmeriCorps members, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
September 19 Constitution Day

 

October 2014

October 9 Abilene Eisenhower Day
   
October 10-11 VFW Vigil, 4:30 p.m.-7:00 a.m.
   
October 10 Legacy Dinner, Library Courtyard
   
October 11 Presidential Wreath Laying, 10:30 a.m., Place of Meditation
   
  American Legion Pilgrimage and Luncheon, 10:45 a.m., near Statue
   
  "On the Air" - A tribute to Bob Hope and radio stars of the 1940s with a performance by Tony Orlando, 2-5 p.m., Eisenhower Library Campus, $10 admission
   
October 14 "I Baked a Cake for Ike and Mamie," Eileen Givens (granddaughter of Douglas McKay), brown bag luncheon and book signing, noon, Visitors Center Auditorium
   
October 23 Kansas Humanities Council "The Heart of the Matter" Kansas Town Hall forum, featuring Lt. General Karl W. Eikenberry (Ret.), former Ambassador to Afghanistan, fellow in International Security, Stanford University, 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

 

November 2014

November 6 Cold War Kids: Politics and Childhood in Postwar America, 1945-1960, Marilyn Holt, lecture and book signing, 7 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
November 11 Veteran's Day Ceremony, American Legion/VFW, 11 a.m. Flagstaff near pylons
   
November 15 Citizenship in the Nation merit badge workshop for Boy Scouts.
   
November 24, 2014 - January 5, 2015 Holiday Decorations
   
November 27 All buildings are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

 

December 2014

December 7 Holiday Band Concert and Reception, 2 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
December 25 All buildings are closed on Christmas Day.