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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

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

May 25: Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by local VFW / American Legion Chapters, 10:30 a.m.

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

June 6: The fourth annual Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration Concert will be held Saturday, June 6 -- the 71st Anniversary of D-Day -- on the steps of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The 35th Infantry Division Band (Kansas National Guard) will open the concert at 7 p.m. followed by the Salina Symphony headlining at 8:30 p.m. more information

See the 2015 Calendar of Events for more upcoming events

News and Announcements

Food Vendors Needed for Symphony at Sunset Event The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking food vendors for the annual D-Day commemoration concert on Saturday, June 6. Symphony at Sunse will take place on the Eisenhower campus grounds, located in Abilene. The concert will include the 35th Infantry Division Band performance at 7 p.m. and the Salina Symphony headlining at 8:30 p.m. more information

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.