Friday was Kansas Day, which was reason enough for Kansas native Amelia Earhart to visit Riley Elementary School. Calamity Jane, who also visited the school, was born in Missouri but spent some time in Kansas.
Eisenhower Elementary School celebrated Kansas history on Thursday, commemorating the building’s 62nd year and the 125th year since the birth of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Eisenhower Principal Tricia Reiser said former teachers and parents, as well as current parents, visited the school to view a display of Eisenhower memorabilia and participate in the events.
The display contains a World War II Army uniform replica, photos of President Eisenhower and of Eisenhower school, a U.S. Army wheel cap, a Bicentennial souvenir plaque, old Eisenhower report cards, yearbooks, and an autographed picture President Eisenhower presented to the school. There’s also a picture from Time magazine’s April 1974 issue, showing Vice President Gerald Ford reading a large reproduction of a letter to him from Eisenhower School’s first-grade class.
The display will remain at the school until the spring recess on March 14.