Stories about the prominent world leaders of the Cold War era, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s frustrations playing golf, his Secret Service protection and much more are the focus of National Park Service programs at Eisenhower National Historic Site this summer.
Summer programs begin June 7 and run through Aug. 17, and include:
- EXPLORING EISENHOWER – Explore the life and career of this extraordinary soldier/statesman during a 30-minute walk or talk. Offered daily at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
- EISENHOWER AND THE MEN OF D-DAY – Learn what it was like to be an American infantry soldier under Eisenhower’s command in the D-Day invasion and see the weapons and equipment the soldiers carried. Offered daily at 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
- JUNIOR SECRET SERVICE – Children ages 7-12 visiting with their family may become Junior Secret Service Agents by completing the self-guided activities in the Jr. Secret Service Training Manual provided at the site. New agents are awarded a badge and certificate.
- HIKE WITH IKE – This walking tour of downtown Gettysburg explores Eisenhower’s life in the community. Thursdays, June 12 – Aug. 14, 7:15 p.m. Meet the ranger at the Gettysburg College gates, at the corner of North Washington and Water Streets. Free.
- THE EISENHOWER ACADEMY – July 6-11 A week-long institute focuses on the Eisenhower presidency, including foreign and domestic policy, events, crises and the lifestyle of 1950s America. Graduate credits or Pennsylvania professional education credits (Act 48 hours) available. Fee. (717) 338-9114.
For more information, call (717) 338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.