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April 7, 2012 - July 1, 2012
All Day
Eisenhower Presidential Museum
200 SE Fourth Street

Abilene, KS 67410
Adults - $8 Seniors - $6 Children 8-15yrs - $1 Active Military Free
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Elvis at 21 Exhibit

Saturday, April 7, 2012

New Smithsonian traveling exhibition shows Elvis before he was “The King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer was developed collaboratively by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and Govinda Gallery, and is sponsored by HISTORY™. Only 1 of 6 stops for this exhibit!! Aren't we lucky!! Make sure you stop and see it!!

Smithsonian's "Elvis at 21" Exhibit to Open
at Eisenhower Presidential Library  

ABILENE, Kan. - Slick your hair back and dust off those poodle skirts! Elvis is in the building at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. The Smithsonian traveling exhibit "Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" is on display April 7 through July 1, 2012.


Elvis at 21 exhibit promo
"Elvis at 21" exhibit promo 

This stunning exhibit features intimate photographs taken in 1956 of a young man soon to be known around the world and forever live on as "The King of Rock 'n Roll." Several Elvis related programs are scheduled in conjunction with this exhibit.


Everyone is invited to rock the night away on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library on Friday, April 13. The King of Rock 'n Roll is back and letting the good times roll. Elvis Tribute Artist Joseph Hall's performance will have you turning back time to the 1950s when Ike was President.  


The concert begins at 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library campus. Admission is by donation and everyone is encouraged to wear 1950s attire. Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing (saddle) shoes! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Abilene High School gymnasium.

In addition to the concert, an exclusive "Meet and Greet" reception with Joseph Hall begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Building Courtyard. Space is limited. Cost is $20 each. Reception includes refreshments and photo opportunity. Reserve now by mailing a check payable to Eisenhower Library, P.O. Box 339, Abilene, Kan. 67410, attn: Elvis Program. The deadline for reservations is Friday, April 6.


Additional details and other program information can be found on our web site

Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer was developed collaboratively by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Govinda Gallery, and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, and is made possible through the generous support of HISTORY™.

Programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home are  made possible through private donations to the Eisenhower Foundation. A special thanks to our local sponsors including Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc., Astra Bank, First Bank Kansas, Pinnacle Bank, Solomon State Bank, and UMB Bank.
The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. 
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