Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

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"The proudest thing I can claim is that I am from Abilene." - Dwight D. Eisenhower Come learn about the 5-star General and 34th President of the United States – Dwight David Eisenhower. Five distinct buildings make up the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum housed on 22 acres. Included are the Boyhood Home, Museum, Research Library, Visitors Center with presidential gift shop and introduction film, and the Place of Meditation – the President’s final resting place. Open 362 days of the year – closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Parking is free. Spaces are available for tour buses and recreational vehicles. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (June & July 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.) Last tour of Boyhood Home: 4:30 p.m. Research Room hours: 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Please enjoy your visit! For a complete directory of all the National Archives Facebook accounts, please visit http://www.archives.gov/social-media/facebook.html. View our Facebook comment policy on the National Archives website at http://www.archives.gov/social-media/facebook-comment-policy.html. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) manages this Facebook fan page as a portal for information from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. However, information posted here is not official policy of NARA and will in no way grant anyone any rights, privileges, or standing on any matter. All information should be verified through official channels at NARA. For contact information at NARA, please check http://www.archives.gov/. Facebook Comment Policy: You are encouraged to share your comments, ideas, and concerns. Please be aware of the following policies for the National Archives' Facebook fan page: • NARA will only post comments from users over 13 years of age that relate to topics on the specific fan page subject matter. • NARA will delete comments that contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. • NARA will delete comments that are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, or that promote or oppose any political party, person campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition. • Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the comment being removed. • Communications made via the Facebook fan page will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the NARA or any official or employee of NARA for any purpose. • The content of all comments is immediately released into the public domain, so do not submit anything you do not wish to be broadcast to the general public. • Do not post personally identifiable information such as social security numbers, addresses and telephone numbers. Comments containing this information will be removed from the Facebook fan page wall. • NARA does not discriminate against any views, but reserves the right to remove posted comments that do not adhere to these standards. Members of the media are asked to pose your questions to the NARA Public Affairs Office through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Media questions or comments will not be posted. NARA Public Affairs can be reached at 202-357-5300 Facebook Privacy Policy: This site is not hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration and thus the privacy policies of NARA do NOT apply. The privacy policy for this web site may be found at http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. NARA retains records of the content on the NARA portion of this site, as is provided for in our records retention schedules and mandated by the Federal Records Act. These records include user comments and any personally identifiable information a commenter shares with NARA. Because these records are collected from a public web site, it may be disclosed to others and used by NARA in the conduct of agency business. Please do not share information such as social security numbers, birth dates, or other private information that you do not want to make available to others. NARA disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from any comments posted on this page. This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy. Information about NARA activities and other methods to communicate with NARA are also available on NARA's official web page at http://www.archives.gov/, along with archival photos, videos and other documents. The privacy policy for http://www.archives.gov/ may be found there.

Featured guest artist for Symphony at Sunset: Vanessa Thomas. Originally from Clay Center, she now lives in the Kansas C...
05/19/2019

Featured guest artist for Symphony at Sunset: Vanessa Thomas.

Originally from Clay Center, she now lives in the Kansas City area and performs regularly throughout the country. She is known for her seamless span of FIVE OCTAVES and performs a variety of musical genres including opera, jazz, blues, and musical theatre.

Vanessa will be joining the Salina Symphony for several jazz standards and an incredible rendition of God Bless America. Bring your lawn chairs, but be prepared to be sitting on the edge of your seat when you hear her voice. You don't want to miss this! #DDAY75

We have been honored to partner with the Salina Symphony for the last 7 YEARS to host Symphony at Sunset. The Annual D-D...
05/16/2019

We have been honored to partner with the Salina Symphony for the last 7 YEARS to host Symphony at Sunset. The Annual D-Day Commemoration Concert is held the first Saturday in June at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The outdoor concert is held on the 22-acre campus with the bronze statue of General Eisenhower overlooking the events. This patriotic event is the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to all veterans. #tbt #DDAY75

05/16/2019
Symphony at Sunset 2019 / D-Day 75th Commemoration

Help us get the word out about our upcoming D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration Week and share this video with your friends and family. Everyone is invited to enjoy a fantastic week of events, starting on Saturday with Symphony at Sunset! #DDAY75

2019 Symphony at Sunset Concert and D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration Week! OVERVIEW OF EVENTS: Saturday, June 1 Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration Co...

Join us for the D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration Week -- June 1-6, 2019. With something for everyone, these events w...
05/13/2019

Join us for the D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration Week -- June 1-6, 2019. With something for everyone, these events will honor Dwight D. Eisenhower and the servicemen and women who bravely served the U.S. during World War II.

Beginning on Saturday, June 1, with the annual Symphony at Sunset, then family-friendly activities, guest speakers, special film showings, and more continuing throughout the week. The week will end with a special Remembrance Ceremony and concert on Thursday, June 6.

For a full schedule of events, please visit http://bit.ly/DDAYEisenhowerFoundation

Share this schedule and invite your family and friends!
#DDAY75 #ILikeIke #AbileneProud

Eisenhower issued this simple statement regarding Germany's unconditional surrender."The mission of this Allied Force wa...
05/08/2019

Eisenhower issued this simple statement regarding Germany's unconditional surrender.
"The mission of this Allied Force was fulfilled at 0241, local time, May 7th, 1945."

Hi-res version of Eisenhower's "mission fulfilled" document by special request! (4MB)

Here is a #tbt of the Salina Symphony performing Symphony at Sunset in 2016! We are so honored to have them perform at t...
05/02/2019

Here is a #tbt of the Salina Symphony performing Symphony at Sunset in 2016! We are so honored to have them perform at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum every year, and this year is no exception. This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944). Head on over to Abilene on the evening of Saturday, June 1, for the concert and then enjoy several events at the Library throughout the week-long celebration and remembrance. #DDAY75

We had the honor of hosting the African Institute for Leadership and Development for the Public Good last week. Dr. Myra...
04/29/2019

We had the honor of hosting the African Institute for Leadership and Development for the Public Good last week. Dr. Myra Gordon, retired Associate Provost for Diversity at K-State is the Director of the annual training program. This year the group was from the Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency (NIMASA).

We are starting to see the renovations at the Museum really come together! Here are a few sneak peeks at the changes tha...
04/25/2019

We are starting to see the renovations at the Museum really come together! Here are a few sneak peeks at the changes that are occuring inside. Thank you for your patience as we continue to update and upgrade the overall museum experience for future generations to enjoy. #ILikeIke #AbileneProud

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04/23/2019

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Thanks to Kansas Tourism, we’re sharing Abilene with travel writers from across the country today! - Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

Welcome home Veterans! Thank you for your service!
04/22/2019

Welcome home Veterans! Thank you for your service!

Welcome home celebration

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll yesterday. See you next year!Eisenhower Foundatio...
04/22/2019

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll yesterday. See you next year!
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Heartbreaking news from Paris today...Photo from our collection: 65-360-3Crowds of happy Parisians gather in front of #N...
04/15/2019

Heartbreaking news from Paris today...
Photo from our collection: 65-360-3
Crowds of happy Parisians gather in front of #NotreDameCathedral to see the victory parade of French forces and other units who helped in the liberation of Paris. (8.26.1944) #WWII #DDAY75

#DocumentoftheMonth: Gen. Eisenhower describes the atmosphere at SHAEF HQ for those involved in planning the Normandy in...
04/04/2019

#DocumentoftheMonth: Gen. Eisenhower describes the atmosphere at SHAEF HQ for those involved in planning the Normandy invasion in this letter to his friend, Lt. Gen. Brehon Somervell. #DDAY75 #OTD

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04/03/2019
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One of our archivists was surprised to find a letter from movie star Steve McQueen while he was processing records from the National Highway Safety Bureau. Steve McQueen loved motorcycles---and safety!

Photos from today’s wreath laying ceremony in honor of President Eisenhower. Ike passed away 50 years ago today. We ha...
03/28/2019

Photos from today’s wreath laying ceremony in honor of President Eisenhower. Ike passed away 50 years ago today. We had the honor of sharing the moment with Ike’s granddaughter Mary Jean as she spoke to her grandad thanking him for his many contributions in making this world a better place.
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03/18/2019
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Josephine Cobb was chief of the Still Photo Section 1963 when she discovered the first known photograph of President Lincoln at Gettysburg.

#Documentofthemonth: #OTD 1959 President Eisenhower signed a bill making Hawaii our 50th state. #IkeLife
03/18/2019

#Documentofthemonth: #OTD 1959 President Eisenhower signed a bill making Hawaii our 50th state.
#IkeLife

Share your Ike pics from the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport with us!!#IkeLifeEisenhower Foundation
03/15/2019

Share your Ike pics from the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport with us!!
#IkeLife
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Check out this great promotion for the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and fly with Ike! #IFlyWichita

Our good friend Hank dropped by with a little something from the Jeffcoat Memorial Fund to help support this year’s pr...
03/15/2019

Our good friend Hank dropped by with a little something from the Jeffcoat Memorial Fund to help support this year’s programming! We always appreciate your generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation!

#ArchivesHerStory #InternationalWomensDay
03/08/2019

#ArchivesHerStory #InternationalWomensDay

On International Women's Day, we remember the grace and strength of Mamie Eisenhower. A mother, military spouse, and First Lady, Mamie became one of the most admired women of the 20th century through her kindness and warmth.

When asked by Barbara Walters in a 1979 interview how she wanted to be remembered, Mamie replied, "Just a good friend."

(Photo: Thomas Stephens's portrait of Mamie Eisenhower, which hangs in the Living Room of the Eisenhower's Gettysburg Home).

#IWD2019

#OTD 1945: Allies captured a railway bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.[photo: 76-44-1264]#WWII
03/07/2019

#OTD 1945: Allies captured a railway bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
[photo: 76-44-1264]
#WWII

We are closed today due to the weather. Stay safe everyone!#isitspringyet #readyforsummer #ikelife
03/03/2019

We are closed today due to the weather. Stay safe everyone!
#isitspringyet #readyforsummer #ikelife

John McManus is back visiting Ike! Join us for today’s Lunch & Learn program at noon. John presents “Echoes of Grant...
02/28/2019

John McManus is back visiting Ike! Join us for today’s Lunch & Learn program at noon. John presents “Echoes of Grant” outlining similarities between Ulysses Grant and Dwight Eisenhower.
#IkeLife

Fantastic turnout this evening! Thank you to everyone for braving these cold temps and joining us tonight. We appreciate...
02/28/2019

Fantastic turnout this evening! Thank you to everyone for braving these cold temps and joining us tonight.
We appreciate the opportunity to listen to John McManus in such a beautiful venue. Thank you Eisenhower Foundation and Kansas City Public Library for all of your hard work to make this a reality. We all greatly appreciate the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for their generous support!

We will delay opening until 11 a.m. today allowing the maintenance team enough time to clear parking lots and walkways. ...
02/24/2019

We will delay opening until 11 a.m. today allowing the maintenance team enough time to clear parking lots and walkways.

Reminder that the Arts Council of Dickinson County’s film fest continues today at 2 o’clock showing The Post. Please remember to bring toiletry and canned food donations.

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, we will close at 3 o’clock today. Sunday (2/24) we will delay opening until 1...
02/23/2019

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, we will close at 3 o’clock today. Sunday (2/24) we will delay opening until 11 a.m allowing our maintenance team time to clear the walkways and parking lots. Stay safe and warm!!!
#ikelife #readyforsummer

02/20/2019
The White House Historical Association

We look forward to working with the The White House Historical Association this year in remembering Ike's eight years of peace and prosperity as POTUS. The official 2019 White House Christmas ornament is also available in our gift shop. #IkeLife #WeLikeIke

President Dwight D. Eisenhower served two terms as president, from 1953 to 1961. Throughout 2019, we will be remembering his presidency with stories, events, and the Official White House Christmas Ornament.

We will be open at 11 o’clock today due to inclement weather.
02/20/2019

We will be open at 11 o’clock today due to inclement weather.

Happy birthday George Washington! This painting is one of several portraits in the collection from Dwight Eisenhower.#wa...
02/18/2019

Happy birthday George Washington!
This painting is one of several portraits in the collection from Dwight Eisenhower.
#washingtonsbirthday #ikelife #welikeike

02/17/2019
HISTORY

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Address before the Canadian Club, Ottawa, Canada, 1/10/46

Witness a groundbreaking look at the servicemen who changed the world. HISTORY's two-night special, Presidents at War, begins tonight at 8/7c on HISTORY.

Showing today at 2 o’clock!
02/17/2019

Showing today at 2 o’clock!

Won't You Be My Neighbor? An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. PG-13
Our 3rd film in the 2019 Annual Winter Film Fest
This Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Visitor Center. Free admission, free popcorn! The Visitor Center will be open for shopping, and soda is available for purchase.
A discussion will follow for those who would like to stay after the film.
We are accepting donations of toiletry items that will go to the Abilene Food Pantry.
Thanks in partnership with the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

#washingtonsbirthday #presidentsday
02/17/2019
HISTORY

#washingtonsbirthday #presidentsday

Since Washington, the nation often has elevated other veterans to its highest office. According to a list compiled by the U.S. Veterans Administration, 31 of the nation’s 45 presidents served in the military in some capacity.

#DocumentoftheMonth:  A patriotic postcard salute to founding father George Washington. (from the Harry Darby papers)#Wa...
02/15/2019

#DocumentoftheMonth: A patriotic postcard salute to founding father George Washington.
(from the Harry Darby papers)
#Washingtonsbirthday #PresidentsDay

In the spirit of things...#valentinesday #ikelife
02/14/2019

In the spirit of things...
#valentinesday #ikelife

#OTD 1916: Ike asked Mamie to be his bride! Stop by the gift shop to pick up a little something for your special valenti...
02/14/2019

#OTD 1916: Ike asked Mamie to be his bride! Stop by the gift shop to pick up a little something for your special valentine!
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#loveisintheair #IkeLife #WeLikeIke

Peter Shinkle ready to autograph your copy of his book! #ikesmysteryman
02/13/2019

Peter Shinkle ready to autograph your copy of his book! #ikesmysteryman

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum's cover photo
02/11/2019

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum's cover photo

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum's cover photo
02/11/2019

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum's cover photo

02/07/2019

Thursday, February 7: Delayed opening
Please check local news sources for travel conditions. Stay safe and warm!! 🌨☃️❄️
#readyforsummer

Due to the icy conditions, we will delay opening by two hours.  Please stay safe everyone!
02/06/2019

Due to the icy conditions, we will delay opening by two hours. Please stay safe everyone!

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200 SE 4th St
Abilene, KS
67410

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:45
Thursday 09:00 - 16:45
Friday 09:00 - 16:45
Saturday 09:00 - 16:45
Sunday 09:00 - 16:45

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