Jeff Garretson - April 11, 2016 2:45 pm
Forging partnerships from Ike’s hometown to organizations throughout the nation is a legacy that Karl Weissenbach will leave cemented at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas.
“I’m a strong believer in collaboration,” said Weissenbach during the KSAL Morning News Monday.
Weissenbach announced his retirement last week and took some time Monday to reflect back on his tenure in Abilene before he steps down from his post on June 3rd.
“I think you have to work with other entities, not just in Abilene but also at a regional level and the state level to tell the good story of President Eisenhower and what we have at here in Abilene.”
Weissenbach has been leading the Eisenhower Center since April of 2008 and will be remembered for linking the community through the Five Star Museum District, establishing the Symphony at Sunset plus leading major commemorative programs of the 65th and 70th anniversaries of D-Day Landings of WW II.
In 2010, Weissenbach received the Archivist’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for excellence in promoting civic literacy through public programming.
Deputy Director Tim Rives will be acting director until a new director is selected.