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Mary Jean Eisenhower reminisces about her life growing up with Dwight Eisenhower as her grandfather.

Abilene, Kan. - The next Lunch & Learn program is Thursday, October 24, 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.

Take a journey with Mary Jean Eisenhower as she reminisces about her years growing up with her grandparents, Ike and Mamie. Mary Jean was born while her grandfather was in his first term as President of the United States. She was christened in the Blue Room of the White House. The Eisenhower grandchildren were very close to their grandparents and spent many days at the White House. Her family lived near Ike and Mamie's Gettysburg Farm until they moved to Brussels when her father John was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Belgium. This is a special opportunity to hear the “behind-the-scenes” stories connected to the 34th President.

Mary Jean is the President of People to People International, which was founded September 11, 1956, by President Eisenhower. She is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards and honorary doctorates.

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