Eisenhower Foundation raises money for updates

A multi-million dollar fundraising campaign is underway to update exhibits and education about President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1U0ZakX) reports that the Eisenhower Foundation began raising money three months ago. The money will go toward improving the Eisenhower Presidential Museum, Library and Boyhood Home, its website and education programs. The museum is located near Eisenhower’s boyhood home in Abilene, a town of about 6,800 residents in north-central Kansas.

Foundation executive officer Meredith says that the update is important because new details have been emerging over the past two decades about Eisenhower’s presidency. She says the museum needs to be revamped so it can get Eisenhower’s story up to date.

Sleichter says it’s not yet known how much money will need to be raised over the next five years.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com