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Abilene, Kan. - A new temporary exhibit, Cold War: Soviets, Spies, and Secrets, is now open at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in the Special Exhibits Gallery.

The Cold War dominated every facet of postwar 20th century Western life. Bomb shelters, air raid drills, and draft cards were as American as apple pie. Spies infiltrated the highest levels of government on both sides, while the superpowers stockpiled nuclear weapons. Would the United States and the Soviet Union be able to keep the cold war from getting hot?

This exhibit, originally curated by the Nixon Presidential Foundation and Library, is open through March 2025. To learn more or plan your trip, visit our website at for more information.

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit