Project to preserve Eisenhower Youth Center begins

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Preservation work has begun on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s childhood home. Photo courtesy Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Youth Homesite“/>
Preservation work has begun on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s youth home. Photo courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home Website

From SALINA POST

ABILENE – A project is underway to preserve President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s childhood home.

The home, on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Complex, is closed to public tours until structural preservation work is completed this fall.

“The house was built in 1887 and like other aging houses needs some attention,” the library noted in a press release.

“These repairs are necessary to the preservation of this historic home and our ability to continue sharing this story. We are excited to complete this project and reopen the home to guests,” said Director Dawn Hammatt.

While the house is closed, those interested can take a virtual tour via a video created in anticipation of the closure. The short video A Window to the Past: Life inside the Eisenhower Boyhood Home offers a tour of Eisenhower’s boyhood home and a glimpse into daily life in the heart of America.

The video can be viewed on the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home website and on the facility’s YouTube channel.

In addition, interested parties can follow the progress of the project on the website.

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibitions that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part by the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit eisenhowerlibrary.gov.

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