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Abilene, Kan. - The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Eisenhower Foundation, and Salina Symphony announce the cancellation of the June 5, 2021, Symphony at Sunset concert. Officials with each organization agree that current circumstances do not allow for such an event due to concerns from the pandemic and current guidance from Federal officials.

“It is with sadness we announce this cancellation. With an outdoor event of this magnitude we are not equipped to maintain safe social distancing protocols. While we had hoped to hold this special concert, concern for the welfare of all makes such gatherings unfeasible,” states Dawn Hammatt, Eisenhower Presidential Library director.

Symphony at Sunset is a beloved event for our musicians and patrons, and we are deeply disappointed to be unable to perform this year’s concert,” said Adrienne Allen, Salina Symphony executive director. “We very much look forward to resuming the Symphony at Sunset tradition on June 4, 2022."

As part of the National Archives, the Eisenhower Presidential Library is bound by Federal regulations regarding the pandemic. We are committed to the health and safety of our visitors and staff, and continue to work closely with public health officials and our counterpart agencies to monitor and respond to the evolving conditions and CDC guidelines. Please check our website for details about future events. Learn more about the Federal Government's COVID-19 response online.

While our facilities remain closed to the public, the Eisenhower Presidential Library continues to provide extensive online/virtual resources. Check out our virtual tours, view our online exhibits, and join our virtual public programs.

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