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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


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

Ike 125 Series: The Eisenhower Presidential Library has partnered with the Kansas City Public Library to create the "Ike 125" lecture series commemorating the 125th birthday of Dwight Eisenhower. more information

Kansas City - October 13 -- Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, Eisenhower and the Frontier with Tim Rives, 6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program, KCPL Central Library. RSVP:, 816-701-3407

Abilene - October 14 -- Ike 125 series with Kansas City Public Library, Eisenhower and the Frontier with Tim Rives, noon, Visitors Center Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.

Program Details: The fifth and final program in the Ike 125 lecture series commemorating the 125th anniversary of the birth of Dwight David Eisenhower will be presented by Tim Rives, Deputy Director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The title of his program is "The Significance of the Frontier in Eisenhower History." read more

October 16 -- America Invades, Brown Bag Luncheon with Christopher Kelly, noon, Visitors Center Auditorium, including book signing

October 29 -- “Ike and Dutch: Mentor, Protege and Common Sense”, Brown Bag Luncheon with Gene Kopelson, noon, Visitors Center Auditorium

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

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.