All New Exhibits!
The all-new 25,000 square feet of museum exhibit space at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is now open. The most recent innovations in technological components and interactives are guaranteed to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles.
A retrospective of the provocative work by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin about our nation’s time of war, civil rights, and social justice. This traveling exhibit features nearly 150 framed original drawings and published cartoons, as well as personal material from Bill Mauldin’s exceptional career.
This specially curated collection is on loan courtesy of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. They hold the largest collection of Mauldin’s artwork along with the Bill Mauldin Estate archival items.
Museum Special Exhibits Gallery
June 4, 2022 - November 27, 2022
The exhibition will highlight the active role that Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin took in documenting and satirizing foreign and domestic military and political affairs throughout his career. As a nationally syndicated political cartoonist for more than 50 years, Mauldin covered everything from the civil rights movement to sports, but he is perhaps best known for his work covering military topics, beginning with his characters Willie and Joe during WWII. From his earliest years learning to draw, to his time in service during WWII, Bill Mauldin gained an insider’s view of how soldiers thought and acted, the men leading them, and all aspects of life in uniform. Cartoons from the Eisenhower Presidential Library’s own holdings will supplement this extraordinary exhibit. Gifted to the library after Eisenhower’s death, Mauldin’s published tribute to General Eisenhower will be featured in the supplement.
NOTE: The exhibit was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is under construction in our library temporary gallery.
19 & '52: Women Unite for Ike
2nd floor gallery
The 19 & '52: Women Unite for Ike exhibit connects President Eisenhower to the 19th Amendment. The National Archives and Records Administration is celebrating 100 years of women securing the right to vote throughout the United States. This exhibit explores the connection between the woman suffrage movement and women’s contribution to the 1952 presidential campaign. Learn about the instrumental women that influenced Dwight Eisenhower. Discover how women’s roles expanded during his presidency. Find your piece of the puzzle that is American democracy.