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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


Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit
March 21 - May 31, 2015
Library Building
Exhibit Information

World War II Remembered:
Leaders, Battles & Heroes

2013 - 2016
Exhibits/ProgramsPromotional VideosUpdatesArticles

Be Ye Men of Valour: Allies of World War II
February 2014 - December 2016
Library 2nd Floor Gallery

See the Exhibits Schedule for details

Upcoming Events in Abilene

May 9: Mother's Day Tea with Eileen Hadley Givens, author of "I Baked a Cake for Ike and Mamie!", Library Courtyard, 10:00 a.m. more information

May 25: Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters

May 27: Conservation Workshop, Library Courtyard, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

See the 2015 Calendar of Events for more upcoming events

News and Announcements

Ike Needs You! Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Love history? Want experience for that college or job application? Then we have the opportunity for you! more information

2014 Brings More Researchers and New Treasures to Eisenhower Library A record 856 onsite researchers visited the Eisenhower Presidential Library archives in fiscal year 2014 (10/1/2013 to 9/30/2014), breaking a 50 year old mark by more than 50 visitors. The new record was set despite a nearly three week government shutdown. Library staff also served 2,800 offsite researchers. read more

Attn: Motorcyclists - Our north parking lot was recently repaved and is still settling. You may want to park in our south parking lot or be sure to use a kickstand disk.

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