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Join a conversation with Tim Rives and William Snyder about the all new museum exhibits.

Abilene, Kan. - The next Lunch & Learn program is Thursday, May 23 at 12 p.m. in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium, 200 SE 4th, Abilene. Free and open to the public, a light lunch is provided on a first come, first serve basis. A sign-language interpreter will be available.

"Ike and Mamie deserve the best." That mantra, referencing 34th president Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie, has driven a full redesign of the museum exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. The all new 25,000 square feet of museum exhibits will open in late July! The most recent innovations in technological components and interactives are guaranteed to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles. The layered-learning approach gives all visitors the opportunity to make a personal connection to Ike and Mamie during their visit.

Tim Rives, supervisory archivist and deputy director of the Eisenhower Library and Museum, and Curator William Snyder will examine the ambitious project and lead an interactive discussion of the function and importance of presidential libraries.

This interactive program concludes a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at the Central Kansas City Public Library. This exhibit and programming was made possible by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri.

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