Brick Made from the Battlefield at Gettysburg
The Truman Library’s Museum Object of the Month honors the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This brick, with a profile of President’s Lincoln’s face in relief, is made from mud from the battlefield at Gettysburg.
When the Truman Presidential Library first opened, Truman actively collected material related to other Presidents. The Truman Library has a large collection of Lincoln-related commemorative artifacts, including this one.
-from the Harry S. Truman Library
“Where is Mamie Eisenhower’s 1955 Chrysler limousine? I would like to see it again. I once installed some Secret Service equipment on it when Mrs. Eisenhower was using it after the presidency.”
This week’s “Ask and Archivist” question at the Eisenhower Library comes from Washington State. For the answer, read more here.
PHOTO CAPTION: On November 14, 1955, President Eisenhower rode through Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the rear of a 1955 Chrysler Imperial limousine that was part of the White House fleet.
-from the Eisenhower Library
Ike and his Weimaraner dog, Heidi
President Eisenhower’s beloved pet Heidi spent time at the White House as well as Ike’s Gettysburg farm.
In a letter to Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, who gave the dog to him, Ike wrote:
"Heidi is definitely an asset to life in the White House. She cavorts on the South Lawn at a great rate, with such important projects as chasing squirrels and investigating what might be under bushes. She is beautiful and well-behaved (occasionally she tends towards stubbornness but is then immediately apologetic about it.)"
from the Eisenhower Library