Inspired by the life and career of General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, a new Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight is open in the Museum Lobby at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The introductory exhibition is included with a ticket to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience or the Museum Experience.
The spotlight explores the history of Eisenhower’s life as a Soldier, General, President and Citizen, as well as a nod to Eisenhower’s leadership. The new Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight features historic information and photos, several artifacts and a panel including a historic photo background of Eisenhower on the Gettysburg battlefield that provides visitors a unique photo opportunity.
The exhibit is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. The new Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlightprovides ticketholders to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center an introduction to General and President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg farm—the Eisenhower National Historic Site.
“The Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to offer this new and unique exhibit spotlight for visitors to the Museum & Visitor Center. Guests can reflect on Eisenhower’s military career, political career and his community life, as well as the farm’s history as a weekend retreat for “Ike” and Mamie and a gathering place for world leaders,” said David Malgee, interim president of the Gettysburg Foundation.“We are thankful for the Pritzker Military Foundation’s commitment and support in creating the new spotlight for visitors to experience. We are pleased to partner with the National Park Service at Gettysburg to install the exhibit as another exclusive resource at the Museum & Visitor Center that introduces visitors to an iconic leader and historic site in Gettysburg.”
“The staff at Eisenhower National Historic Site provided tremendous help shaping the exhibit through diligent research and important insight into the life of General Eisenhower and his time at the farm,” said Steven D. Sims, Superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.