609 S. Lamar Ave.
Denison, TX 75021
Located in the heart of Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site showcases the home where the 34th U.S. President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was born in 1890. Antique furnishings fill the modest frame house, illustrating the working class life of the Eisenhowers. The visitors center celebrates Ike with memorabilia and exhibits featuring his many accomplishments as president and war hero.
A Slice of History: Women Like Ike
Eisenhower Birthplace is excited to host A Slice of History: Women Like Ike. Throw it back to a 2000s style pizza party while exploring why so many women voted for Ike. Come make “campaign” pins inspired by Ike or featuring something you...
From the Blog
By Jennifer Parsley, Educator at Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
In the 1940s and 50s, if you read Black newspapers, Joel Augustus Rogers was a reporter you knew as well as Walter Cronkite or William Shirer. He guided you through the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, gave you reports of the North African Front, and provided updates on the burgeoning Civil...
Oakwood Cemetery was established in 1873 as a public cemetery for Denison. It was divided into sections, with areas designated for Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Blacks, and Masons. This working-class cemetery became the final resting place of many people who lived within the two city blocks of today's Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site. In celebration of Texas Archeology Month, we're...
Railroads played a complicated role in the Jim Crow South. On the one hand, railroads were a poster child for Jim Crow. Segregated cars and waiting rooms were iconic symbols of the system. On the other hand, Black Americans used the railroad to challenge the system. The rail lines that crisscrossed the country provided economic growth, political resistance, and social movement opportunities...
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