The Road to Abilene

Tim Rives, William Snyder
Tim Rives, supervisory archivist and deputy director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, and Curator William Snyder look at the multi-million-dollar redesign of the museum in Abilene and lead an interactive discussion of the function and importance of presidential libraries there and across America.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm
Ike and Mamie deserve the best. That mantra, referencing 34th president Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, has driven a multi-million-dollar redesign of the Eisenhower Presidential Library’s museum in Abilene, Kansas.

Scheduled for completion and reopening this summer, the makeover entails renovation of the 25,000-square-foot exhibit space and exhibits. Tim Rives, supervisory archivist and deputy director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, and Curator William Snyder examine the ambitious project and lead an interactive discussion of the function and importance of presidential libraries in Abilene and across America.

Their presentation, in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation, concludes a series of events coinciding with the exhibit Eisenhower’s Middle Road at the Central Library.