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  • May 28 Thursday

    Online - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

    At-Home Learning:Presidential Reading Program

    This program features three books about the presidents. Children will identify a handful of Presidents, the White House, and learn some fun facts about the office of president. For preschool-3rd grade, 30 minutes.
  • Online - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Lunch & Learn

    Held the 4th Thursday every month except for November and December. The Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation and the Union Pacific Foundation.
  • Online - 11:00am to 11:30am

    Young Learners Program: Meet Clara Barton

    Meet Clara Barton in this live event from our Young Learners Program.
  • May 26 Tuesday

    Online - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

    At-Home Learning: I is for Ike

    This interactive story time will introduce our youngest historians to the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower through primary sources and the alphabet. For grades K-2, 30-40 minutes.
  • May 14 Thursday

    Online - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

    At-Home Learning: President Reagan and the Cold War

    Engage with primary texts, photos, and speeches from the 1980s. Learn about the role of diplomacy and presidential rhetoric and commitment in ending the Cold War. For grades 11-12, 45 minutes.
  • May 10 Sunday

    Grand Rapids, MI - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Exhibit Closes: Wounded War Dogs

    James Mellick’s “Wounded Warrior Dogs” includes six wood-carved dogs, all wounded or rehabilitated and representing wartime service. They circle a small coffin draped in an American flag.
  • May 5 Tuesday

    Online - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

    At-Home Learning: Dear Mr. President

    Students will analyze children’s letters to President Eisenhower. Then they will practice civic engagement by writing their own letter to the current President. For grades 3-8, 45-60 minutes.
  • April 30 Thursday

    Online - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

    At-Home Learning: The Space Shuttle Challenger

    Explore the mission and meaning of the space shuttle "Challenger." Learn about the journey of a teacher in space and explore the role of President Reagan during this national crisis. For grades 8-12, 45 minutes.
  • April 28 Tuesday

    Online - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

    At-Home Learning: Ending the War in Japan

    Students will role-play President Truman and his advisers as they debate how to end World War II. For grades 9-12, 45 minutes.
  • April 26 Sunday

    Abilene, KS - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


    Denial (film screening)

    This film screening is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation and Union Pacific Foundation as part of the World War II 75th anniversary programming.
  • April 25 Saturday

    West Branch, IA - 10:00am to 3:00pm


    Kites Over Hoover Park

    Annual family kite flying event featuring 180 Go! kite performance team.
  • April 23 Thursday

    Kansas City, MO - 6:15pm to 8:30pm


    Wild About Harry

    Wild About Harry is the Truman Library Institute’s annual fundraising dinner benefiting the presidential library and celebrating the legacy of Harry S. Truman.
  • Abilene, KS - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


    Lunch & Learn Series

    Held the 4th Thursday of each month in the Visitors Center Auditorium at the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
  • April 21 Tuesday

    Online - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

    At-Home Learning: Decoding the Declaration

    During this program, students will analyze the Declaration of Independence through different lenses, examining it as an artifact, as a primary source, and as a persuasive text. For grades 6-12, 45 minutes.
  • April 16 Thursday

    West Branch, IA - 5:30pm to 7:00pm


    Travels with Dad

    "Travels with Dad: Lou's 1921 Cross Country Trip." A talk by supervisory archivist Craig Wright, part of the Third Thursday series, sponsored by the Hoover Presidential Foundation.
  • Online - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

    At-Home Learning: The Story Behind the Titanic

    Go behind the scenes of the Titanic Exhibit at the Reagan Presidential Library. Learn about the voyage, the passengers, and the fate of the world’s most famous historic ship. For grades 3-5, 45 minutes.
  • Online - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    At-Home Learning: Superhero Bill of Rights

    Students will learn about the importance of rights and ponder what the world would look like without them, focusing on the First Amendment. For grades 3-4, 45 minutes.
  • April 14 Tuesday

    Simi Valley, CA - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


    Lecture and Book Signing with Jack Carr

    Please join us for a lecture and book signing with former Navy SEAL and New York Times Best Selling Author Jack Carr on his latest book, Savage Son
  • Abilene, KS - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


    Evenings at Ease: GI Jews (film screening)

    The 2nd Tuesday of every other month we provide an evening program. Topics vary and may include films, lectures, or panel discussion.
  • Ann Arbor, MI - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


    2020 and Beyond

    From impeachment to Congress to the presidential campaign, American politics has been full of chaos and strife. What does it all add up to, and what does it say about our nation at this uncertain moment in history?
  • Online - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

    At-Home Learning: World War II Propaganda

    Students will observe and analyze posters used as propaganda in the United States during WWII. For grades 6-12, 45 minutes.
  • New York, NY - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


    Finding Family Series: Using DNA to Research Your Maternal Line

    Join us for an in-depth discussion on how to use use mtDNA to research your direct maternal ancestors.

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.