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DEC 6

Eisenhower Society 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Celebrate 50 years of the Eisenhower Society with an address by noted Eisenhower historian Dr. William I. Hitchcock, a book signing, dinner and Ike and Mamie cocktails where the Society began, the Gettysburg Hotel. Festivities begin at 5:30pm. The Eisenhower Society has been commemorating and educating others about Dwight Eisenhower’s legacy for 50 years. Descendants of the Eisenhower Society Founders and Charter Members will be recognized during the dinner. 

Reservations include a delicious dinner of either Combination Plate of Filet Mignon and Horseradish Crusted Salmon or Seared Breast of Chicken with Prosciutto and Gruyere. Both entrees will include Gorgonzola Salad, Chef’s Selection of Starch, Vegetable Assorted Breads, Dessert, Coffee and Hot or Iced Tea. Each guest will receive a cocktail of their choice, an Ike or Mamie cocktail or a 1950s cocktail. A cash bar will be available.

The guest speaker for the evening is Dr. William I. Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower. Hitchcock is the William W. Corcoran Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He has written and edited numerous books on the international, diplomatic and military history of the 20th Century, especially the era of the World Wars and the Cold War. He received his B.A. degree from Kenyon College in 1986, and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1994. He has been a Fulbright scholar, a fellow of the Nobel Institute in Oslo and the holder of the Henry Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress. His 2008 book, The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a winner of the George Louis Beer Prize from the American Historical Association. His most recent book, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s, was a New York Times bestseller. These books will be available to purchase thanks to “For the Historian” bookstore. 

To purchase tickets for the Gala, visit the Eisenhower Society webpage. Complete the registration page, scroll to the bottom and click send. Payment may be made by credit card. For those preferring to pay by check, the registration form may be printed and mailed with a check to Eisenhower Society, P. O. Box 4772, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The last day to register is Friday, November 22, 2019.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Society is dedicated to promoting the memory and legacy of leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower through educational programs, scholarships, grants and special events.

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