"Agent of Change" Exhibit Opens Saturday at Eisenhower Museum

By: From 13 News/ Eisenhower Library
By: From 13 News/ Eisenhower Library

ABILENE, Kansas -- A new temporary exhibit titled "Eisenhower: Agent of Change" opens June 25 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

"The Agent of Change exhibit is an all-encompassing look at the Eisenhower presidency," said Karl Weissenbach, Director, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. "You don't want to miss this exciting look at a pivotal figure of the 20th Century."

This exhibit examines some of Eisenhower's most enduring foreign and domestic policy legacies; legacies that continue to affect our lives today. Themes of the exhibit include: Unifying America, Global Diplomacy, Atoms for Peace and War, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Establishment of NASA and the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). ARPA led the research which resulted in the creation of the Internet. Interesting artifacts on display include full scale replica of the Freedom 7 space capsule and radiation sterilized food.

Coinciding with the opening of this exhibit is an Eisenhower Family Reunion welcoming the descendants of David and Ida Eisenhower home to Abilene. The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will be open until 10:00 p.m. June 25th, allowing visitors time to view the new exhibit before and after the 1950s Musical Review scheduled for 8:00 that evening, on the steps of the Eisenhower Library.

"Eisenhower: Agent of Change" will be on display through January 29, 2012. To supplement the exhibit, a number of public programs, including a film series, are scheduled throughout the year. To see the event schedule, visit www.eisenhower.archives.gov or become a fan on Facebook.

These programs and exhibits are only made possible through private donations to the Eisenhower Foundation. Special thanks to the Hall Family Foundation of Kansas City, Mo., and the Robert M. Beren Foundation, Inc., of Wichita, Kan., for their generous support of the "Eisenhower: Agent of Change" exhibit. If you would like to learn how you can support programs and exhibits, please contact the Eisenhower Foundation at (785) 263-6700.


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