Hallmark Visitors Center

Hallmark Visitors Center

Travel through the Hallmark Visitors Center and be transported to a place where a storied past and an exciting future come to life.

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Hallmark Visitors Center 39.082690, -94.582324 Events & Updates


 2500 Grand, Kansas City, Missouri 64108


 (816) 274-3613





Hallmark Visitors Center

Lots of exciting things are happening at the Hallmark Visitors Center as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season. The Hallmark Visitors Center will close to the public from Sunday, Sept. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 1, for facility maintenance and updates, as well as to plan events and exhibits for the upcoming year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hallmark founder J.C. Hall met Dwight D. Eisenhower through mutual acquaintances in 1950. The general, who grew up near Abilene, Kansas, had given the town permission to build a museum to house his war trophies. Hall was asked to serve on the museum committee.

Before the museum was completed, Eisenhower announced his candidacy to run for the Republican nomination for president, and in 1953 he took the oath of office. By that time, Eisenhower and Hall’s acquaintance had grown into a genuine friendship, and it was with Eisenhower that Hallmark began the long tradition of creating the official and personal Christmas cards for U.S. Presidents.

Over the decades, Hallmark has produced at least one official Christmas card for Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

Today, you can visit the new Eisenhower Christmas card display in the Hallmark Visitors Center, including some of the correspondence between the President and Hall.
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