Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Museum, Abilene Photos

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Center is built on the grounds of the Eisenhower family home (1898-1946) open for tours. The buildings comprise Eisenhower's Museum (1956) , Library (1962), Place of Meditation (containing Ike & Mamie's tombs) plus a monument to the Supreme Allied Commander in WW II, President of Columbia University & President of the United States (1953-1961). The Museum traces not only Eisenhower's life, but also WW II, the Cold War.

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Statue of Dwight David Eisenhower at centre of his museum and library complex. Abilene, KS.Statue of Dwight David Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.Pylons memorial to Eisenhower's parents, brothers, military personnel, civilians & democracy on grounds of Eisenhower Library. Abilene, KS.Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Museum building set against Abilene grain elevator. Abilene, KS.
Statue of Dwight David Eisenhower at centre of his museum and library complex. Abilene, KS.Statue of Dwight David Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.Pylons memorial to Eisenhower's parents, brothers, military personnel, civilians & democracy on grounds of Eisenhower Library. Abilene, KS.Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Museum (1954) building set against Abilene grain elevator. Abilene, KS.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library building. Abilene, KS.Place of Meditation chapel containing tombs of Ike & Mamie Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.Tombs of Dwight David & Mamie Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.Eisenhower's Abilene homecoming comments over tomb of Dwight David Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library (1962) building. Abilene, KS.Place of Meditation chapel containing tombs of Ike & Mamie Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.Tombs of Dwight David & Mamie Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.Eisenhower's Abilene homecoming comments over tomb of Dwight David Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.
Stained glass over tombs of Dwight David & Mamie Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.Portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Detail of portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.War bonds poster featuring General Eisenhower at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Stained glass over tombs of Dwight David & Mamie Eisenhower. Abilene, KS.Portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1957) by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Detail of portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1957) by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.War bonds poster featuring General Eisenhower at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of President Norman Rockwell by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of Ike's parents Ida & David Eisenhower in front of Lane University where they met by Ruby Wagner at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of young Mamie Eisenhower at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of President Norman Rockwell by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait (1974) of Ike's parents Ida & David Eisenhower in front of Lane University where they met by Ruby Wagner at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of young Mamie Eisenhower at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Portrait of Mamie Doud Eisenhower in inaugural gown by John Orth at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of Ike's mother Ida Stoever Eisenhower by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of Ike's father David J. Eisenhower by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Painting of Eisenhower family home by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Museum. Abilene, KS.
Portrait of Mamie Doud Eisenhower (1953) in inaugural gown by John Orth at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of Ike's mother Ida Stoever Eisenhower (1862-1946) by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Portrait of Ike's father David J. Eisenhower (1863-1942) by Thomas E. Stephens at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Painting of Eisenhower family home by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Museum. Abilene, KS.
Painting of George Washington by Dwight D. Eisenhower after Gilbert Stuart at his Museum. Abilene, KS.Painting of Abraham Lincoln by Dwight D. Eisenhower after photo by Alexander Gardner at his Museum. Abilene, KS.Painting of General Robert E. Lee by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Museum. Abilene, KS.Painting of three of Ike's cabinet officers by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Museum. Abilene, KS.
Painting (1954) of George Washington by Dwight D. Eisenhower after Gilbert Stuart at his Museum. Abilene, KS.Painting (1953) of Abraham Lincoln by Dwight D. Eisenhower after photo by Alexander Gardner (1863) at his Museum. Abilene, KS.Painting of General Robert E. Lee by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Museum. Abilene, KS.Painting (1954) of three of Ike's cabinet officers by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Museum. Abilene, KS.
Painting of Princess Anne by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Museum. Abilene, KS.Rauch & Lang Electric Automobile which belonged to Mamie's parents went 100 miles at 13 mph at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.1914 Rauch & Lang Electric Auto was often driven by Ike after he met Mamie at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Mamie Doud Eisenhower hat collection at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Painting (1957) of Princess Anne by Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Museum. Abilene, KS.Rauch & Lang Electric Automobile (1914) which belonged to Mamie's parents went 100 miles at 13 mph at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.1914 Rauch & Lang Electric Auto was often driven by Ike after he met Mamie at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Mamie Doud Eisenhower hat collection at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Chinese dinner bell bought 1923 by Eisenhowers while stationed in Panama at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Rose Minton china bought by Eisenhowers while stationed at Camp Gaillard Panama at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Fort Lewis china bought by Eisenhowers was made by Shenago China of New Castle, PA at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Rosenthal service with SHAPE insignia presented to Eisenhowers by staff of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Chinese dinner bell bought 1923 by Eisenhowers while stationed in Panama at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Rose Minton china bought by Eisenhowers while stationed at Camp Gaillard Panama at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Fort Lewis china bought (1940) by Eisenhowers was made by Shenago China of New Castle, PA at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Rosenthal service with SHAPE insignia presented to Eisenhowers (1945) by staff of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Detail of presidential seal on Eisenhowers White House china service at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Presidential china service at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.D.D.E. initials & flower of Columbine presidential aircraft china at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Columbine presidential aircraft china service at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Detail of presidential seal on Eisenhowers White House china service at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Presidential china service at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.D.D.E. initials & flower of Columbine presidential aircraft china at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Columbine presidential aircraft china service at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Engraved Nautilus glassware presented to D.D. Eisenhower in 1954 at launch of U.S.S. Nautilus nuclear powered submarine at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Medal commemorating 1954 launch of U.S.S. Nautilus, first nuclear powered vessel, at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Cadillac Army Staff car was used by Ike until 1956 in England, Washington, Columbia University & at SHAPE in Europe at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Restored 1942 Cadillac staff car with 5 star license plate at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Engraved Nautilus glassware presented to D.D. Eisenhower in 1954 at launch of U.S.S. Nautilus nuclear powered submarine at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Medal commemorating 1954 launch of U.S.S. Nautilus, first nuclear powered vessel, at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Cadillac Army Staff car (1942) was used by Ike until 1956 in England, Washington, Columbia University & at SHAPE in Europe at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Restored 1942 Cadillac staff car with 5 star license plate at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Note written by General Eisenhower taking blame in case D-Day invasion had failed at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Jewel-like IKE presidential campaign pins at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.I like IKE & Dick presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.America need Eisenhower 1956 presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Note written by General Eisenhower taking blame in case D-Day invasion had failed at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Jewel-like IKE presidential campaign pins at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.I like IKE & Dick presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.America need Eisenhower 1956 presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
I like Ike presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.IKE & Dick presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.I like Ike presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Chair used by Eisenhower during cabinet meetings now at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
I like Ike presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.IKE & Dick presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.I like Ike presidential campaign pin at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Chair used by Eisenhower during cabinet meetings now at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Desk used by Eisenhower at Columbia University, SHAPE headquarters & the White House at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Contents of Eisenhower's Gettysburg office at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.

Desk used by Eisenhower at Columbia University, SHAPE headquarters & the White House at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.Contents of Eisenhower's Gettysburg office at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.


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