Welcome to the Dwight D. Eisenhower
Presidential Library and Museum
Spring 2010 Newsletter
May 24 - December 31, 2010
Eisenhower and the Righteous Cause: The Liberation of Europe, an original exhibit of artifacts and photographs telling a powerful story of post World War II Europe examines the Holocaust, allied victory in Europe and the liberation of concentration camps. It also shows the humanitarian challenge of supporting displaced persons and enemy prisoners of war, removing Nazis from power in Germany and pursuing justice in the Nuremburg trials. Artifacts of particular interest include Nuremburg letters, Friedrich Kellner's diary, the original Russian language version of the German surrender and signed copies of Hitler's Mein Kampf. Also on display will be concentration camp artifacts and gifts to Truman and Eisenhower from survivors and displaced persons.
• Schedule of Events
• Online Video Tour
See the exhibit schedule for upcoming exhibits...
KU Chancellor Speaks at Eisenhower Presidential Library
University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will speak at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum on Saturday, June 19 at 4 p.m. This Kansas Town Hall program will be held in the Visitors Center Auditorium and is free and open to the public. This open forum will provide Chancellor Gray-Little an opportunity to share her vision and goals for KU over the coming years. read more . . .
Eisenhower Peacemaker Coin - Korean War Program
The Eisenhower Peacemaker Coin celebrates the Korean armistice signed on July 27, 1953, and recognizes the service of the thousands of American service members who have worked to make and keep peace in Korea since 1950. read more . . .
Living History Garden: April 5 to October 16
A Victory Garden begins the first phase of a living history program focusing on the Eisenhower Boyhood Home. Living history volunteers in period-like dress will provide a daily program from 10 to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday. A Victory Garden exhibit will also be on display in the Visitors Center. read more . . .
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gives a major budget-related speech during his keynote address at the 65th Anniversary of Victory in Europe celebration at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Speech Transcript . . .
Abilene's 5-Star Museum District Created
The primary attractions grouped together on the south end of Abilene have joined together in creating Abilene's 5-Star Museum District. A formal partnership agreement will be signed at the tourism luncheon scheduled for May 7 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. The luncheon is hosted by the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau as part of National Tourism Week. read more . . .
Boy Scouts and Eisenhower Presidential Library
Announce Joint Leadership Programs
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum have developed new joint programs to teach the value of civic knowledge and engagement, and to encourage Scouts to be actively involved in the democratic process. Participating Scouts will earn the new "Eisenhower Patch." The partnership builds on General of the Army and President Dwight D. Eisenhower's commitment to civic education. read more . . .
Eisenhower Quilts of Valor:
the First Annual Veterans Days Challenge
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Final Check List
Throughout his military career, Dwight D. Eisenhower made the welfare of military under his command one of his main concerns. The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum is carrying on this tradition by sponsoring the Quilts of Valor Challenge.
In partnership with the Quilts of Valor Foundation and the Kansas Quilts of Valor, quilts will be distributed to wounded service men and women. read more . . .
Holocaust Teacher Workshop
June 7-11, 2010
In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Eisenhower and the Righteous Cause:
The Liberation of Europe.
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.
Celebrating Ike and His Hometown: On October 17 the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum concluded the months-long "Ike's Abilene" program with festivities which included a band concert by Fort Riley's 1st Infantry Division Band; a picnic to thank the Big Red One's 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, Combined Arms Battalion for their service and sacrifice; and a spectacular fireworks show. View Photo Album . . .