The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home will be sponsoring a Pop-Up Museum in conjunction with the Symphony at Sunset event on June 4. This concept of a museum without walls is somewhat new and may leave you wondering just how this works. Imagine a potluck at which instead of a dish, everyone brings an object and/or story to share with others.
“Just because an item from the past isn’t in a museum doesn’t mean it isn’t a valuable piece of history,” said Pam Sanfilippo, education specialist. “A Pop-Up Museum gives everyone the chance to share their keepsakes with others, creating lasting memories from a temporary (and fun!) experience,” she added.
Following are the basic details:
Theme: Remembering World War II
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 4-7 p.m.
Where: The Pop-Up Museum tent on the Eisenhower Presidential Library grounds
What: Objects/photos/documents/music relating to World War II
Examples may include a photo of a relative who served, or a book you read or music from the era. Bring it and share your memories with others! (Please note that for security reasons, weapons are not permitted on Federal property.) Tables, chairs, and blank labels (for you to fill in) will be provided for you to display and tell about your item.
How: Reserve your space by calling Pam Sanfilippo at 785.263.6700 or emailing [email protected] if you would like to showcase some items in the Pop Up Museum.
In addition to the Pop Up Museum, the Arts Council of Dickinson County will sponsor a tent providing an array of activities for kids of all ages including the opportunity to create thank you cards for veterans. The Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley will be performing on the grounds and several food vendors will open at 4 p.m. as well providing picnic opportunities for families to dine on the grounds.
The Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemoration Concert begins at 7 p.m. with the 1st Infantry Division Band followed by Salina Symphony performing at 8:30 p.m.