Master Bedroom

Eisenhower National Historic Site


Mamie believed that once a woman reached the age of 50 she was entitled to stay in bed until noon. She took advantage of that entitlement here in the master bedroom. She met with staff members, wrote correspondence, planned her social agenda, and visited with close friends, all while in bed propped up on pillows. After the General died, she kept his side of the bed piled with books, stationery, and candy so it would not seem so empty. Mamie’s devotion to family and friends is evident from the many photographs on display.


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