January – December 2020

Eisenhower Society Speaker’s Bureau:  PowerPoint programs on Eisenhower and the Eisenhower Society for service clubs, civic organizations, church groups and others in the area that request a program.

March 22

Postponed because of COVID-19

Member Appreciation Event:  2-4 p.m. GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg. Enjoy a chance to chat with fellow members and enjoy some beverages and food as we say thank you for your support this past year. Learn a little known fact about Eisenhower and the GAR Hall. (Snow Date: March 29)

May 9

Postponed because of COVID-19

Film Premiere of Ike: The Making of An American Hero: Funded in part by the Eisenhower Society grant program, this documentary will premiere in Gettysburg in early May close to V-E Day. Educational modules for teachers and students are available to use with the documentary. Check back for an update on the date, time and location. 

July 18

Canceled because of COVID-19

Annual Picnic: Join us for the Eisenhower Society picnic at Eisenhower National Historic Site. Eisenhower Home tours, flag lowering ceremony, putting contest, ranger programs, trivia contest, after dinner entertainment and picnic foods made from Eisenhower’s recipes. 4:30-8 p.m. Information and registration available in early June 2020. .

July 25

Canceled because of COVID-19

Great War Day at Eisenhower National Historic Site: A living history encampment representing America’s participation in the Great War, talks by guest speakers and park rangers, and Join the Army activities for children are all available to visitors to the farm.  Tour the Eisenhower home and cattle barns as well.  Visit us at the Eisenhower Society display at the event.  Included in site admission.

Great War Day - Military Vehicle

Great War Day – Military Vehicle

Great War Day - Saddle Display

Great War Day – Saddle Display

September 19-20

Attend a Virtual World War II Weekend because of COVID-19. More information to follow.

World War II Weekend: Over 600 living historians will encamp at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.  Demonstrations of military tactics, medicine, communications and more.  Tanks, trucks, and jeeps on display.  Learn about the home front.   Talks by World War II veterans and authors, book signings, and more.  Included in site admission.  Visit us at the Eisenhower Society display at the event. Saturday evening, a USO style dance with the Gettysburg Big Band will be held at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center.  Dance: $10.00 a person (pay at door).  Children free.

World War II Weekend

World War II Weekend

World War II Weekend, Soldiers and Jeep

World War II Weekend

October 17

Eisenhower Birthday Commemoration: 12:00 noon. Annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Society commemoration and wreath laying at the Eisenhower Statue, 300 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg College. Free.
1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon at the Dobbin House Restaurant, 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg. Luncheon speaker: Susan Eisenhower. Susan will speak on her new book, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions.

December 1-31

An Eisenhower Christmas: The Eisenhower Home is decorated for Christmas.  The is a great opportunity to invite your friends to learn about Eisenhower. See PHOTOS here