Programs & Events

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 5, 2018
Public Program

Living Voices: See the World of Anne Frank “Through the Eyes of a Friend”

7 p.m. Program
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Walk alongside Anne Frank in this memorable program, featuring a unique multimedia production of theater, digital live interaction that creates a high impact and unforgettable journey through history. “Through the Eyes of a Friend” offers a view into the world of Anne Frank from the perspective of her fictional best friend Sarah to witness the pain, loss and hope of young people during the Holocaust. Sarah is a composite character inspired by the testimonies of individuals who knew Anne Frank as well as other young people who experienced the Holocaust throughout Europe. A poignant portrait of friendship and survival, this moving program is free and open to all ages, with attendees as young as 5th grade enjoying the performance.

Offered in partnership with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education.


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

19th Annual Wild About Harry

Muehlebach Tower | Kansas City Marriott Downtown
1213 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri

Wild About Harry is the Truman Library Institute’s premier signature event and annual fund raising dinner benefiting the presidential library and legacy of Harry S. Truman. Now in its 19th year, Wild About Harry has raised nearly $6 million in support of nationally-acclaimed education and outreach programs created to foster civic engagement and to nurture the next “greatest generation.”

This event will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman biographer, David McCullough, who will be honored as the 2018 recipient of the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award.


Individual tickets go on sale March 1. Find more details here.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Travel Opportunity

Harry S. Truman and the A.E.F. Battlefield Tour

An exclusive benefit for members of The Buck Stops Here Society
OCTOBER 16-22, 2018

Great leaders are forged upon battlefields, particularly in the harrowing year of 1918. During the centennial of World War I, join the Truman Library Institute, along with the National World War I Museum and Memorial, for a once-in-a-lifetime trip across a Western Front that inspired individuals and nations. Follow in the footsteps of Capt. Harry S. Truman and Battery D, with the additional option to visit the WWII site of Normandy. Experience the beauty of serene spaces and delicious cuisine of French wine country as we visit well-known battlefields and exclusive locales with inspiring travel to France and areas of American Expeditionary Forces involvement.

This trip is offered exclusively to members of the Truman Library Institute’s The Buck Stops Here Society in conjunction with the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum’s special exhibition, “Heroes or Corpses: Captain Truman in World War I.”

Our guides will be Clive Harris and Mike St Maur Sheil. Staff from the Truman Library Institute and a member of the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s historical team will also be joining the tour.

$2,250 per person (payable in two installments; $250/pp single supplement)

$600 per person optional Normandy extension ($200/pp single supplement)

*Non-refundable deposit due by March 15; Balance due by August 1, 2018.

The cost for the 2018 tour includes:
– Pick up and drop off in Paris, coach, driver, and 2-3 guides throughout tour
– 6 nights half board accommodation
– Normandy option: as above with 2 additional nights half board accommodations

It does not include:
– Flights to and from Paris
– Lunches and dinners unless included on the itinerary
– Incidentals


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Ongoing Programs & Exhibits

  • Feature Film: Harry S. Truman: 1884-1972

    Narrated by David McCullough, this 45-minute film by Academy Award winner Charles Guggenheim examines Truman's life, from his humble birth in Lamar, Missouri, to the courtship of his wife, Bess Wallace, his service in World War I, his entry into local politics under "Boss" Tom Pendergast, his election to the U.S. Senate, and his rise to the Presidency.

    Daily Show Times: Hourly from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • White Glove Wednesdays

    Harry S. Truman Library and Museum | Museum Lobby
    Get up close and personal with rarely viewed artifacts from the Truman Collection every Wednesday at 11 a.m., May through September.

  • Museums Exhibitions

    The new temporary exhibit will open in March 2018.

    Permanent Exhibitions and Attractions:
    Harry S. Truman: The Presidential Years
    Harry S. Truman: Life and Times
    Truman's Working Office
    Oval Office Replica
    Truman Grave Site
    Museum Store (no admission charged)
    Liberty Bell Replica

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  • The White House Decision Center

    Set in a recreated West Wing, The WHDC offers stellar corporate team building events and hands-on history sessions for student groups.

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