Saturday, October 1, 2011

Eisenhower Auditorium, 101 Eisenhower Ave., University Park, PA

Opened in 1974 and later named for former University President Milton S. Eisenhower, the modern-style auditorium hosts almost 200 events each year. Most of the events presented by the Center for the Performing Arts occur on the Eisenhower stage.(1)
Dwight and Milton Eisenhower
Milton Stover Eisenhower, (September 15, 1899 – May 2, 1985) served as president of three major American universities: Kansas State University, the Pennsylvania State University (1950-56), and the Johns Hopkins University. He was the younger brother of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Edgar N. Eisenhower, and Earl D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower served as Director of Information for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1928 to 1941, where he was a spokesman for the New Deal. In 1942, he was director of the War Relocation Authority, the U.S. civilian agency responsible for the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and from 1942 to 1943.
Milton Eisenhower died of cancer in Baltimore, Maryland in May 1985, at the age of 85.

The Milton S. Eisenhower Auditorium is Penn State's major multi-purpose performing arts facility and home to the Center for the Performing Arts.  The 2,455/2,551 seat (depending on orchestra requirements) proscenium stage theatre presents programs by nationally and internationally recognized performers in music, drama and dance, and is open all year to the Central Pennsylvania community.

Jerry performed here on
11/16/84 John Kahn (acoustic)


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