March 1, 2017 - March 1, 2018, All Day @ Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
War erupted in Europe in 1914 and soon involved nations around the globe. The United States reluctantly joined the conflict in 1917 and began to build a large professional army from the ground up. One of the young officers who helped in this endeavor was a lieutenant by the name of Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower showed remarkable talent for organization and leadership during the years of American involvement in the war. Tasked with training thousands of inexperienced troops in the new and untested art of armored warfare, Eisenhower quickly built a strong and motivated group of soldiers while overcoming severe obstacles and setbacks. This exhibit tells the story of the Great War and its influence on Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I, as it would become known later in the century, proved critical to the making of this American Icon.
March 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - March 26, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Dickinson County Heritage Center
March 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM @ Eisenhower Visitors Center Auditorium
In "Ike and McCarthy:, David A Nichols shows how the tension between the two men escalated. In a direct challenge to Eisenhower, McCarthy alleged that the US Army was harboring communists and launched an investigation. But the senator had unwittingly signed his own political death warrant. The White House employed surrogates to conduct a clandestine campaign against McCarthy and was not above using information about the private lives of McCarthy’s aides as ammunition.
April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018, All Day @ Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
Celebrate the Chisholm Trail Sesquicentennial as part of the tristate celebration with Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. See rare artifacts and historic photographs. Learn about the “square meal,” “real McCoy,” origins of the cowboy boot, and “the wickedest town in the West.” Discover stories behind the legends of T.C. McInerney, Bear River Smith, and Wild Bill Hickok among others. Find out why Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western and the Cowtown that raised a President!
April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM @ Great Plains Theatre
Create beautiful designs with wax and dye and learn about this traditional Ukrainian art form. Class size is limited so call to RSVP!
April 1, 2017, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail and the Eisenhower Museum's opening of their new exhibit "Chisholm Trail and the Cowtown that Raised a President". Authors include Margaret & Gary Kraisinger, Roy Bird, Rod Beemer, Dr. Jim Hoy and Dr. James Sherow, followed by a special reception of the new exhibit.