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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site

609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021

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March 2015

Eisenhower Movie Series

March 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Eisenhower Movie Series: Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2010) Date: 3/14/2015 12 ? 2 PM Cost: Free Location: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site/Red Store The D-Day invasion ? the largest military operation of World War II and the beginning of its end ? marked Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower as one of America?s most powerful military leaders. Tom Selleck plays the title role. Free tour of the Birthplace House following the movie.   Contact Information: Marion Wilson 903-821-5641 http://www.VisitEisenhowerBirthplace.com, Send an Email  …

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Easter Egg Roll

March 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Easter Egg Roll Date: 3/28/2015 10 AM - 12 PM Cost: Free Location: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site/Grounds President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower revived the Easter Egg Roll tradition at the White House in 1953. Enjoy egg roll races and craft activities. For youth up to age 12. Contact Information: Marion Wilson 903-465-8908 http://www.VisitEisenhowerBirthplace.com, Send an Email Fees/Admission: Free

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April 2015

Big Texas Breakfast Open House

April 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Come celebrate the anniversary of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1946 visit to the house and city where he was born. General Eisenhower enjoyed a “big Texas breakfast” in the dining room of the Birthplace before taking part in a parade and a community barbecue in his honor. Enjoy free thematic tours of the Birthplace house featuring preparations for General Eisenhower’s 1946 visit and the Big Texas Breakfast. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Information: Marion Wilson 903-465-8908, Email

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Earth Day Clean Up

April 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Help with a conservation project involving brush and tree branch removal. Individuals, community organizations, and Scout groups are welcome. Register your interest in participation by calling 903.465.8908 Contact Information: Marion Wilson 903.465.8908, www.VisitEisenhowerBirthplace.com

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May 2015

Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemorative Display

May 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day, was the public holiday to mark the date when the Allies of World War II formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. The date signaled the end of World War II in Europe. The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site will feature a display to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Contact Information: Marion Wilson 903-465-8908, Email

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March 2016

Women’s History Month Open House

March 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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The Denison Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers managed and gave tours of the Eisenhower Birthplace in the early 1950s. They even hosted Presidential-candidate Dwight Eisenhower for a visit in June 1952. View a special exhibit about these remarkable women and take a free Birthplace tour at 3 pm about the Gold Star Mothers and their role at the Eisenhower Birthplace.

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Easter Egg Roll

March 19, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower revived the Easter Egg Roll tradition at the White House in 1953. Enjoy an egg scramble, egg roll races, and craft activities. For youth up to age 12.

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April 2016

Big Texas Breakfast Open House

April 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Come celebrate the 70th birthday of the Eisenhower Birthplace! The Birthplace museum opened on April 20, 1946, when General Eisenhower returned to the house he was born in. Enjoy free thematic tours of the Birthplace house featuring the community’s efforts in purchasing the Birthplace house and getting it ready for General Eisenhower’s 1946 visit. Light refreshments will be served.

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Earth Day Clean Up

April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Help with a conservation project involving brush and tree branch removal. Individuals, community organizations, and Scout groups are welcome. Register your interest in participation by calling 903.465.8908.

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June 2016

“Lost Neighborhood” Self-Guided Tours

June 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Take a self-guided tour of the neighborhood that once surrounded the Birthplace House. These houses are gone but their outlines will be drawn on the ground where they once stood. Pick up a tour program in the Visitors Center to find out what archeologists and historians have learned about these “lost” places.

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“Lost Neighborhood” Self-Guided Tours

June 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Take a self-guided tour of the neighborhood that once surrounded the Birthplace House. These houses are gone but their outlines will be drawn on the ground where they once stood. Pick up a tour program in the Visitors Center to find out what archeologists and historians have learned about these “lost” places.

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October 2016

Eisenhower Birthday Celebration

October 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Celebrate Dwight Eisenhower’s birth in Denison, Texas, with activities, displays, entertainment, and free Birthplace House tours.

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Texas Archeology Month: “Lost Neighborhood” Self-Guided Tours

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Participate in Texas Archeology Month by taking a self-guided tour of the neighborhood that once surrounded the Birthplace House. These houses are gone but their outlines will be drawn on the ground where they once stood. Pick up a tour program in the Visitors Center to find out what archeologists and historians have learned about these “lost” places.

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Texas Archeology Month: “Lost Neighborhood” Self-Guided Tours

October 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 S. Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Participate in Texas Archeology Month by taking a self-guided tour of the neighborhood that once surrounded the Birthplace House. These houses are gone but their outlines will be drawn on the ground where they once stood. Pick up a tour program in the Visitors Center to find out what archeologists and historians have learned about these “lost” places.

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