|A Western Movie Festival, Two Special Chisholm Trail Exhibits and a U.S. Cavalry Demonstration are part of Trails, Rails & Tales|
|ABILENE, Kan. – Giddy up to the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene Labor Day weekend! In ‘pardnership’ with the Trails, Rails, and Tales festival, a number of western themed activities will take place at the Eisenhower campus.
Activities will include a free “Mooovie Marathon,” U.S. Cavalry demonstrations, Civil War encampment, and western heritage exhibits. The “Mooovie Marathon” will be held in the Visitors Center Auditorium. Admission is free. The schedule includes the following movies:
Saturday, Sept. 2: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
On Saturday, the Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard demonstration team will perform at 1 and 3 p.m. on the campus grounds. They will also set up a United States Cavalry Civil War Encampment. Established in 1992, the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard provides a link to Fort Riley’s historic past. Troopers and horses of this unit are outfitted in the uniforms, accoutrements and equipment of the Civil War period. From privates to officers, these men and women recreate the colorful spectacle of the American Horse Soldier.
Two special Chisholm Trail exhibits are available to view both days of the festival during regular operating hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
“Chisholm Trail and the Cowtown that Raised a President” is on display in the Museum temporary gallery. (Regular admission prices apply.)
“The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West” is on display in the Library building lobby. (Free admission.)
centerpiece of this unique traveling exhibit, created for the Symphony in the Flint Hills by Flint Hills Design of North Newton. The exhibit will remain on display through mid-October.
Throughout the year, the Eisenhower Presidential Library has celebrated the Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary with western themed programming including speakers, book talks, movies and exhibits. These events have emphasized a connection to Dwight Eisenhower and his interest in all things western.
|About the Eisenhower Presidential Library|
|The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We 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 through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, please visit eisenhowerfoundation.net.|