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Abilene, Kan. - The next Lunch & Learn program is Thursday, July 25 at noon in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium, 200 SE 4th, Abilene. Free and open to the public, a light lunch is included on a first come, first serve basis. A sign-language interpreter will be available for this program.

White House Historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky presents "The Man for the Moment: President Dwight Eisenhower, Post-war America and the Looming Cold War." She will discuss how Eisenhower was the right man to lead the United States after the end of World War II. Chervinsky will explore how Eisenhower used his experiences, outlook and leadership style to usher in a period of relative peace, economic expansion and stability desperately needed after decades of economic turmoil and war. She will also share key behind-the-scenes stories and photos that reveal life in the Eisenhower White House.

Prior to joining the White House Historical Association, Chervinsky received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. Her book,The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, will be released in Spring 2020.

This talk is in conjunction with The White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with a mission to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America's Executive Mansion. Their 2019 Official White House Christmas Ornament honors President Eisenhower and symbolizes his commitment to innovation. The ornament is available for purchase in the Eisenhower Presidential Library's gift shop and online at the

The Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation and the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.

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