49th Commemoration of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Birth

49th Commemoration of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Birth

Presented by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society

Call 717-398-2349 for information or to register


Eisenhower Society Commemoration October 13 Features Historian Edward Lengel
Join the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society on Saturday, October 13, 2018 for the Society’s 49th commemoration of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birth. At 11:15 a.m. all are welcome to gather outside the Eisenhower House, President Eisenhower’s retirement office at Gettysburg College, for a short program, scholarship presentations, re-dedication of the Eisenhower statue and a wreath laying. Everyone is welcome at the commemoration free of charge.


Following the wreath laying, join the Eisenhower Society for a buffet luncheon at the Historic Dobbin House, 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg. The buffet menu includes Chicken Coq Au Vin, Baked Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce, and Penne Pasta and Tomato Sauce. Vegetables include Rice Pilaf, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Buttered Dilled Carrots, and Green Beans Almondine. A 25-item salad bar, fresh baked breads, and desserts including Fudge Brownies, Blueberry Trifle, Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce and Colonial Pudding Cake will also be available.


Our luncheon speaker this year is Dr. Edward G. Lengel, distinguished historian and editor of the George Washington Papers. Billed as a historian, author and storyteller, Dr. Lengel is a regular on C-Span 3, American History Television. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia and was Chief Historian for the White House Historical Association. His most recent book In No Finer Company was published in September. Dr. Lengel will present a program on the life of the Eisenhowers at the White House. For more information on Dr. Lengel visit www.edwardlengel.com.


Tickets are $30 per person and $165 for a table of six. Please reserve early as this event will surely sell out! To register on line, visit the website: dwightdeisenhowersociety.org. There are options for online registration with credit card payment or instructions for registration with payment by personal check.

The last day for registration is noon on Tuesday, October 9. For additional information or questions, please contact Executive Director Carol Hegeman at 717-398-2349.