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Eisenhower with Tom Branigar

February 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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In honor of President’s Day, the Polk County Historical Society is pleased to present a special lecture about President Dwight D. Eisenhower by archivist Thomas Branigar. Branigar, who worked at the Eisenhower Library in Kansas for 31 years, uncovered new information about Eisenhower’s family background that historians had completely overlooked. This resulted in a major reinterpretation of the business career of the President’s father. Branigar will describe how he uncovered the information, its significance for understanding the Eisenhower family history, and the importance of utilizing local history resources such as can be found at the Polk County Museum. Don’t miss an exciting program by this knowledgeable and dynamic speaker. The program starts at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 18, at the Polk County Museum in Rickreall. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.


February 18
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm