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"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

Exhibits

Chisholm Trail and the Cowtown that Raised a President
April 2017 - May 2018
Museum

Celebrate the Chisholm Trail Sesquicentennial as part of the tristate celebration with Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. See rare artifacts and historic photographs. Learn about the “square meal,” “real McCoy,” origins of the cowboy boot, and “the wickedest town in the West.” Discover stories behind the legends of T.C. McInerney, Bear River Smith, and Wild Bill Hickok among others. Find out why Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western and the Cowtown that raised a President!

 

See the Exhibits Schedule for current and past exhibits.

Arts Council of Dickinson County
Holocaust Film Series

Schindler's List
Visitors Center Auditorium
April 22 at 2 p.m.
More Information

Lunch & Learn

The United States and the Holocaust
Visitors Center Auditorium
April 26 at Noon
Light lunch provided.
More Information

 

See the Calendar for a full schedule of events throughout the year.

2018 Program Series

  The Ike Book Club meets every other month in the Visitors Center Auditorium to discuss selected books. All of the books are available for purchase at the Eisenhower Library Gift Shop or may be available to check out from the Abilene Public Library. printable schedule
     
Lunch & Learn   Join us every 4th Thursday at noon in the Visitors Center Auditorium. A light lunch is provided courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation.
     
Evening at Ease   The 2nd Tuesday of every other month we provide an evening program. Topics vary and may include films, lectures, or panel discussion.

News and Announcements

The Museum Will Get a New Look!

The Eisenhower Foundation is raising funds for a complete redesign of the museum. All of the gallery space will be redesigned and upgraded! more information

 

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Great Plains Theatre Partnership

Take advantage of our partnership with Great Plains Theatre! Show your ticket stub and receive $5 in savings at either venue.