2012 Eisenhower Academy Schedule
Sunday, July 8
Arrival / Registraion.
Dinner on own.
Get Acquainted social and introductions.
Graduate credit students meet their instructor.
Monday, July 9
Overview / Objectives - Carol Hegeman, Supervisory Historian, Eisenhower NHS.
Leadership / Domestic Policy - Dr. Michael Birkner, Gettysburg College.
Eisenhower's Foreign Policy - Chris Tudda, Historian for the Department of State.
Eisenhower Foreign Policy in Primary Source Documents - Daun Van Ee, Library of Congress.
Foreign Policy Discussion - Tudda, Ee, Birkner.
Dinner at the Dobbin House Restaurant.
The Eisenhower White House - Mr. Bradley Patterson, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, 1954 - 1961.
Tuesday, July 10
Visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site.
National Park Service historian Carol Hegeman gives a behind-the-scenes tour and shares site related educational programs. Curator Michael Florer shows special items from the museum collection.
Visit with Susan Eisenhower.
Complete site tour and visit the bookstore.
Eisenhower and the Secret Service -John Joyce, Park Ranger, Eisenhower NHS.
Free time to explore Gettysburg.
Did You Know?
On the eve of the D-Day invasion, General Eisenhower wrote a short speech he intended to deliver if the operation failed. It was discovered days later by an aide after falling out of the General’s pocket. It read in part, ”If any blame or fault attaches to this attempt, it is mine alone.”