News Releases

News Releases

Truman Library Institute Awarded $10,000 Grant from Missouri Humanities Council | June 19, 2017

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Truman Library Institute in support of its exhibition-related Teachers Conference and public programming. The MHC is the only statewide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971. Learn more

Kansas City Area Students Earn 1st Place in Nation at National History Day | June 16, 2017

Two area students earned gold medals at the national competition of National History Day this week in College Park, Md. Hannah Scott, a recent graduate of Odessa High School, earned first place in the Senior Individual Exhibit, and Erin Lowe, a junior at Pembroke High School, earned first place in the Senior Individual Performance. Learn more

Wild About Harry Event Features Calvin Trillin, Rep. John Lewis and Rep. James Clyburn | March 22, 2017

This year's event will celebrate the civil rights legacy of President Truman as well as Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award honorees Rep. James Clyburn and Rep. John Lewis. The keynote speaker is bestselling author and Kansas City native Calvin Trillin, a New Yorker writer and humorist who recently issued Jackson, 1964, a career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism from the 1960s to the present. Learn more

Celebrate America at the Truman Library on Constitution Day | September 9, 2016

On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. Celebrate America on Constitution Day by joining us at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum as we commemorate this historic occasion and celebrate the birth of America’s governing document. Learn more

Truman Library Institute and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City to Inaugurate Truman and Israel Lecture | April 7, 2016

Ambassador Dennis Ross to Deliver Keynote Address on May 9. The inaugural Truman and Israel Lecture will be presented at 7 p.m. on May 9 at the Truman Forum Auditorium, located within the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Learn more