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2016 Calendar of Events

 

JanuaryFebruary March —- April MayJuneJuly
AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

 

 

January 2016

January 1 All buildings closed New Year's Day
   
January 10 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. -- Still Alive
   
January 17 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. -- Selma
   
January 23 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
January 24 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. -- The Good Lie
   
January 31 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. -- McFarland, USA

 

February 2016

February 7 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. -- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
   
February 14 Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter Film Festival, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. -- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

 

March 2016

March 3 Royer Film Festival, The Anastasia, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
   
March 10 Royer Film Festival, The King and I, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
   
March 17 Royer Film Festival, Lust for Life, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
   
March 22 Kansas Town Hall, "We the People: Civic Education in Kansas", Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
   
March 26 Easter Egg Roll/Hunt, Campus Grounds in partnership with the Abilene Parks & Recreation, 1 p.m.

 

April 2016

April 1 Kansas Geographic Bee
   
April 6 Kansas Town Hall, "CNN Race for the White House - Bush/Clinton", Visitors Center Auditorium, 1:00 p.m.
   
  Kansas Town Hall, "CNN Race for the White House - Bush/Clinton", Kansas Wesleyan University Fitzpatrick Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.
   
April 8 Eisenhower Marathon Registration 1 - 9 p.m.
   
April 9 Eisenhower Marathon
   
April 16 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop

 

May 2016

May 6 Annual Tourism Luncheon
   
May 7 Mother's Day Tea with Elinor Haas, "Mamie and Ida!", Library Courtyard, 11:00 a.m., reservations required, $15
   
May 21 "The World Wars" music concert with KSU Faculty / Students, Visitors Center Auditorium, 2:00 p.m.
   
May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 10:30. Hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters.

 

June 2016

June 4 Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemorative Concert, Campus Grounds, 7:00 p.m.
   
June 6 "Photographer, Paratrooper, POW: A Wyoming Cowboy in Hitler's Germany", Brown Bag Luncheon with Maureen Carroll, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon
   
June 14 Army Wreath Laying Ceremony, Place of Meditation, 10:00 a.m.

 

July 2016

July 1 Heartland Men's Chorus, mini-concert, Library steps, 2:30 p.m.
   
July 11 451st Army Band Concert, Library steps, 7:00 p.m.
   
July 14 "Mamie Doud Eisenhower: The Hostess in Chief," brown bag luncheon with Ellie, Visitors Center Auditorium, noon
   
July 30 Eisenhower Foundation Bridge Benefit, Library Courtyard, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

 

August 2016

August 6 Vintage Base Ball Game, Ted Power Field, Eisenhower Park, 1:00 p.m.
   
August 20 Presidential Trivia, 2:00 p.m., Visitors Center Auditorium
   
August 27 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop

 

September 2016

September 3 & 4 Chisholm Trail 150 Free Mooovie Marathon, Visitors Center Auditorium movie schedule
   
September 15 "Presidents and the Constitution," James Giglio, Richard Damms and Bob Beatty, National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing, reception at 6:00 p.m. with program starting at 6:30 p.m.
   
September 16 “Presidents and the Constitution,” brown bag luncheon with Richard Damms, Visitors Center Auditorium,┬ánoon
   
September 17 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
September 20 "Amending America: God, Guns, and Freedom - The Rights to Freedom of Speech and Religion," Kansas Town Hall, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
   
September 22 Abilene Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum, Kansas Town Hall, Visitors Center Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.
   
September 29 "Sgt. of the Guard at Nuremberg," presentation by Jim Sharp, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. A prison door from Nuremberg will be on display.

 

October 2016

October 4 "National Issues Forum -- Making Ends Meet," Kansas Town Hall, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. (tentative)
   
October 14 "Happy Birthday, Ike" party, Visitors Center Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.
   
  VFW Vigil, Place of Meditation, 4:30 p.m. (ends at 7:00 a.m. on October 15)
   
October 15 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 "Amending America: God, Guns, and Freedom - The Right to Bear Arms," Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 

November 2016

November 6 The Pulitzer Project in Kansas -- "Voices of the People: Protest in Kansas," Kansas Town Hall, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
   
November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters, Pylons, 10:30 a.m.
   
November 12 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
November 15 "Crossing Waters -- an Immigration Documentary," Kansas Town Hall, Visitors Center Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
   
November 24 All buildings are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

 

December 2016

December 4 Abilene Municipal Band Holiday Concert , Visitors Center Auditorium, 2:00 p.m.
   
December 17 Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshop
   
December 25 All buildings are closed on Christmas Day.