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Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day
By Robin Cole-Jett, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
Jun 3, 2019
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Denison, Texas -- June promises be a busy month at the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site - several free programs will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings, which Dwight Eisenhower planned as the Supreme Allied Commander of the European Theater in World War II.

On Tuesday, June 4, come to the Denison Public Library at 6:00 p.m. to join the site educator of the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site in a discussion of the research involved in identifying several of the soldiers forever captured in "D-Day's most famous photograph - Eisenhower talks to the troops."

On Thursday, June 13, the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site presents the inaugural program of the "Ike Lecture Series" with a presentation by Dr. Felix Harcourt, "Eleanor and Eisenhower: Personal Politics" at 6:00 p.m. inside the historic site's Red Store.

For more information about these events as well as other programs, exhibits, tours and outreach programs, call the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site at 903-465-8908 or visit us online at www.visiteisenhowerbirthplace.com.

About the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site

The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site opened in 1946 as a city-funded shrine to Dwight D.  Eisenhower, the Five Star General, and evolved into a presidential birthplace monument upon his two-term service, 1953 to 1961. Encompassing eight acres, the site includes the 1877 house where Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first Texas-born president in 1890; the famous 1973 bronze statue of Eisenhower by Robert Dean; a museum with temporary and permanent exhibits; a museum store with limited edition, White House approved collectibles; programming space in an 1890 grocery store; and several remains of a once-vibrant, early Denison neighborhood. The site is open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with tours on the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with tours on the hour from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.