Monday, November 9, 2009

Treasures!

When Dan the Man and I were in Abeline, Kansas we went to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum which was pretty spectacular. Dan loves history, and I loved looking at the gifts received during President Eisenhower's term. You HAVE TO click on these pictures and enlarge them to fully appreciate the detail in the craftsmanship. Extraordinary!!!!!
No flash camera's were allowed, so I lightened things up on my computer. You have no idea how intricate the detail on this tea set it, hours, days...weeks...months it must have taken to make!

This desk is mosaic work like you've never seen before. So small, so detailed, I was just in awe! Of course this is just a small fraction of the gifts that are on display at the museum.


Beautiful medals and ribbons that were given as gifts. An interesting fact is that he was the last President that was able to keep the gifts that were given to him. Now the government declares any gifts as it's own. I sure am glad these beautiful objects were on display for all to enjoy!



Beautiful jeweled swords that were simply breathtaking! Abeline is a small town about 2 1/2 hours west of Kansas City. We really enjoyed our day visiting the LeBold Mansion (see previous post) and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum.

12 comments:

Erica said...

This looks like a very interesting museum, I would love to see it but I live too far. Maybe one day, I also love History.
Have a great day!

blushing rose said...

Oh, how enjoyable this would be ... DH loves history, I like the pretties. TY for sharing.

Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~Marydon

Cathy said...

What an interesting post, Nancy. The tea service is gorgeous. American history is fascinating. Thanks for sharing this.

Lenore said...

That tea set is soooooooo fabulous.....enlarged you can really see the detail...thanks for sharing this with us.

Country Dreaming said...

Hello---
Presidential Libraries/Museums are a "treasure trove" for those who enjoy history and for those od us who enjoy the "bling factor.")
We are lucky to have these beautiful places
to go to.

Melinda

PS--You can start the pitcher making NOW! Why
wait. :)

Martha said...

We loved Eisenhower's museum -- but Truman's is quite nice too -- a great Benton mural there!

Suz said...

I love all the jewels!
...I'm a girl!

Thanks for sharing

Tracey said...

It all looks so beautiful Nancy!! That tea set is incredible!

:) T

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Nancy,
Wow, the tea set is "amazing" and I enlarged the photo and you are so right the work that went into this is priceless!.
Enjoy your day and big hugs,
Elizabeth

marmee said...

nancy,

i read your profile and looked back a few posts.

love the collection of acorns and the fact you are a cal/girl gone midwest.
i am a fl/girl gone tn.
living on a farm with seasons and enjoying life to the fullest.
happy autumn.

Joy said...

Sounds like a neat trip and I love that tea set how awesome.

Michelle said...

I visited Kansas in August and we almost went to this.. but instead went to Atchison. Had a great time there!