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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.

Virtual Gallery Tour




19 & '52: Women Unite for Ike

Library building
2nd floor gallery

The 19 & '52: Women Unite for Ike exhibit connects President Eisenhower to the 19th Amendment. Women secured the right to vote throughout the United States in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was ratified. This exhibit explores the connection between the woman suffrage movement and women’s contribution to the 1952 Presidential campaign. Learn about the instrumental women who influenced Dwight Eisenhower. Discover how women’s roles expanded during his Presidency. Find your piece of the puzzle that is American democracy.

By the Numbers

Museum Special Gallery

Paint by number kits became increasingly popular in the 1950s. They were so popular that Eisenhower’s scheduling secretary handed out kits to many of the Oval Office visitors with instructions to complete and return their kit. This pet project of Thomas Edwin Stephens resulted in a humorous and treasured gift to President Eisenhower. Aware of Ike's fondness for painting, this 'curated exhibit' was proudly displayed around the White House West Wing. Today, this collection forms the core of the Eisenhower Presidential Library’s exhibit By the Numbers. Come visit and take a nostalgic look at these friendly, thoughtful gifts to the “painter president.”


Where are the Books?

Library Lobby

This small, interactive exhibit helps to address one of our more commonly asked questions -- where are the books? A presidential library is not like your typical public lending library. We house the documents related to Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Eisenhower Administration. Researchers from around the globe visit us each year to work on a variety of projects ranging from school project to published works. The exhibit includes a mock research table with scanned documents to get a hint of our research process. It may just inspire you to do research a project of your own!

Last Revised Date
February 14, 2023