How do I view artifacts that are held in the library that are not usually displayed? Can a viewing appointment be made or do I have to wait for it to be on display in an exhibit.
If you're interested in viewing artifacts in storage (assuming there are some that are not on display), your best bet is to contact the museum directly (visit the website for contact information).
However, the grounds provide a fairly extensive collection: between his boyhood home, the museum itself, etc. and the library has some additional displays available to the public. If your interest is research, all presidential libraries provide a wealth of material in a variety of forms. One can even order copies of documents for a small fee. (again, the official website offers further information).
Hope you enjoy your visit. We have visited all 13 museums.
I agree with robbgrimm, depending what it is that you wish to view. The main museum is loaded with a tremendous amount of data. Plus you have the other buildings on the ground - visitor center, birthplace home, chapel and burial sight and the presidential library to explore.
I definitely would check out the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home website. On the left-hand side oof the home page there are a number of categories to select from. Choose Research and then on the Conduct Research page find the topic heading that best matches what you need.
Since you are located in Salina, you could also just drive over there and speak to someone. I would go directly to the library.
Hopefully, this will help you. Best of luck with your research!
I've been to the useful numerous times and the library is usually where all documents and artifacts are kept. When one wants to research a paper document they usually have to notify the museum and copies of the documents as I understand it will by sent. But I'm looking for a painting to view. I'll call up their though.
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