Eisenhower's Middle Road

Presented in partnership with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, this exhibit explores the Midwest-influenced leadership style of our 34th president. Practical and level-headed, Ike sought to work from the middle to accomplish what those on the extremes saw as impossible.
Dates: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019
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Room: 
Mountain Gallery
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s leadership style as president reflected his practical, level-headed Midwestern roots: Work from the middle to accomplish what those on the extremes saw as impossible.

The exhibit Eisenhower’s Middle Road spotlights a prescription for peace and prosperity that guided Ike throughout his eight years in the White House. He sought balance for America—the pursuit and preservation of social gains, for instance, while refraining from government overreach. The exhibit in the Central Library’s Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery explores six key areas reflecting that approach.

Presented in partnership with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. Work/research on the exhibit was funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.