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The Best Quotes of President Harry Truman | January 26, 2016

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

Spoken like a true genius, Harry Truman was not one to mince words. With real threats and world-wide issues of catastrophic proportions, Truman was one to say exactly what needed to be said, and occasionally had a way of putting his thoughts into words in way that would leave a lasting impact.

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The Best Quotes of President Harry Truman

PASSAGES | January 11, 2016

GEORGE M. ELSEY

Former senior advisor to President Truman dies at 97

We were saddened to learn that one of two surviving members of President Truman’s inner circle passed at the turning of the year. Military adviser to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, George Elsey last visited the Truman Library in 2007. We asked: “If Harry Truman walked through his Library today, what do you think he’d be most proud of?”

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PASSAGES

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS | January 8, 2016

 

12 Amazing WWII Artifacts in the Truman Collection

 

Rarely Viewed documents, photos and objects headed back to the Truman vault

Till We Meet Again, the Truman Library’s exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, closed this week, but we won’t soon forget the stories behind these 12 rarely-exhibited items from the Truman collection.

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Hanukkah at The White House | December 7, 2015

From the Archives

Hanukkah at The White House

Among the gifts from heads of state that are in the holdings of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is a menorah presented to President Truman by Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. The menorah dates back to at least 1767, when it was donated to a synagogue in Buergel, Germany.

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Hanukkah at The White House

Giving Thanks in 1945 | November 25, 2015

A Word from Harry

Presidential Proclamation 2673 – Thanksgiving Day, 1945

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

In this year of our victory, absolute and final, over German fascism and Japanese militarism; in this time of peace so long awaited, which we are determined with all the United Nations to make permanent; on this day of our abundance, strength, and achievement; let us give thanks to Almighty Providence for these exceeding blessings.

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Giving Thanks in 1945