The Eisenhower Society holds two signature events each year. The picnic held each July at the Eisenhowers’ farm provides an opportunity to enjoy Ike’s favorite foods, learn about an aspect of Eisenhower’s life and work, and socialize with current and prospective Eisenhower Society members.
Each October on the Saturday nearest to Eisenhower’s birthdate of October 14, the Society hosts a wreath-laying at the Eisenhower statue outside the Eisenhower House on the Gettysburg College campus. This building served as Eisenhower’s office in retirement. A luncheon at Dobbin House restaurant follows the wreath laying. After lunch guests are treated to a talk about Eisenhower by a noted author or scholar.
Additional events are often held throughout the year.
The society also partners with the Eisenhower National Historic Site to be represented at the Great War Weekend each July and World War II Weekend each September. For a calendar of events, click here.