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2015 Calendar of Events

 

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January 2015

January 1 All buildings closed New Year's Day
   
January 4 “Dead Poets Society” Arts Council of Dickinson County Free Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
January 11 “Awakenings” Arts Council of Dickinson County Free Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
January 18 “Mrs. Doubtfire” Arts Council of Dickinson County Free Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
January 24 Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary, Visitors Center Auditorium
   
  Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
January 25 “Patch Adams” Arts Council of Dickinson County Free Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

February 2015

February 1 “What Dreams May Come” Arts Council of Dickinson County Free Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
February 7 Arts Council of Dickinson County Valentine’s Concert starring Les Lankhorst, Library Courtyard, call 785.263.1884 for tickets.
   
February 8 “Lee Daniels' The Butler” Arts Council of Dickinson County Free Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

March 2015

March 5 Royer Film Festival, Anchors Aweigh, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 12 Royer Film Festival, The Story of G.I. Joe, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 19 Royer Film Festival, Pride of the Marines, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
March 20 Reception for Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit & Arts Council of Dickinson County Photography Exhibit, Library Building, 5 – 7 p.m.
   
March 20 - April 3 Arts Council of Dickinson County Photography Exhibit, Library Building
   
March 21 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
March 21 - May 31 Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Library Building
   
March 25 “D-Day with the Big Red One” Brown Bag Luncheon with John McManus, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon
   
March 26 “A Conversation about John Eisenhower” with Mitch Yockelson and Mary Jean Eisenhower, Visitors Center Auditorium 7 p.m.
   
March 27 Kansas Geographic Bee
   
March 31 “Eisenhower: The Public Relations President” presented by Pam Parry, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.

 

April 2015

April 4 Easter Egg Roll/Hunt, Campus Grounds in partnership with the Abilene Parks & Recreation, 1 p.m.
   
April 10 Eisenhower Marathon Registration 1 - 9 p.m.
   
April 11 Eisenhower Marathon

 

May 2015

May 8 VE-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration, with Robert M. Edsel, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.
   
May 9 First Ladies Tea with Eileen Givens, author of "I Baked a Cake for Ike and Mamie!", Library Courtyard, 10:00 a.m.
   
May 20 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library presents Ike's Bluff with Evan Thomas, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program, KCPL Plaza Branch. RSVP: kclibrary.org, 816-701-3407
   
May 25 Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters, 10:30 a.m.
   
May 27 Midwest Archives Conference Conservation Workshop, Library Courtyard, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

June 2015

June 6 Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemorative Concert, Campus Grounds
   
June 14 Army Wreath Laying Ceremony, Place of Meditation, 10 a.m.
   
June 23 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, Women in World War II with Dominique Francois, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program, KCPL Plaza Branch. RSVP: kclibrary.org, 816-701-3407
   
June 24 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, Women in World War II with Dominique Francois, 12 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

 

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August 2015

August 4 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, The 1952 Presidential Election with John Robert Greene, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program, KCPL Plaza Branch. RSVP: kclibrary.org, 816-701-3407
   
August 5 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, The 1952 Presidential Election with John Robert Greene, 12 p.m., Visitors center Auditorium

 

September 2015

September 12 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
September 17 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, Understanding Ike: Four Key Eisenhower Traits and Their Role in the Space Race with Yanek Mieczkowski, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program, KCPL Central Library. RSVP: kclibrary.org, 816-701-3407
   
September 18 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, Understanding Ike: Four Key Eisenhower Traits and Their Role in the Space Race with Yanek Mieczkowski, 12 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium

 

October 2015

October 9 VFW Vigil, Place of Meditation
   
October 10 Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony, Place of Meditation, 10:30 a.m.
   
  American Legion Pilgrimage, Statue, 10:45 a.m.
   
  American Heritage Girls Badge Workshop
   
October 13 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, Eisenhower and the Frontier with Tim Rives, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program, KCPL Central Library. RSVP: kclibrary.org, 816-701-3407
   
October 14 Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, Eisenhower and the Frontier with Tim Rives, 12 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
October 16 Christopher Kelly, America Invades, 12 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium, including book signing
   
October 29 “Ike and Dutch: Mentor, Protege and Common Sense”, Brown Bag Luncheon with Gene Kopelson, noon, Visitors Center Auditorium

 

November 2015

November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW/American Legion Chapters
   
November 14 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
November 26 All buildings are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

 

December 2015

December 6 Abilene Municipal Band Holiday Concert , Visitors Center Auditorium, 2 p.m.
   
December 25 All buildings are closed on Christmas Day.