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TRU Blog Archive for August, 2019

Experiencing Truman While the Truman Library is Under Renovation | August 8, 2019

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is currently closed for a transformative renovation. A new museum entrance and permanent exhibition are scheduled for completion this fall in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Truman’s ascension to the presidency. Tour the new museum virtually in this fly-through video:

We invite you to learn more about this historic campaign and how you can get involved here, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates on the project.

Meanwhile, if you are planning a trip to the Kansas City area, we encourage you to visit the other Truman-related sites in Independence and the surrounding areas: Read More

Experiencing Truman While the Truman Library is Under Renovation

Event Preview | August 2, 2019

History Happy Hour: In the Kitchen with Bess

Friday, August 16, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Truman Library Institute
5151 Troost Ave., Ste. 300
Kansas City, MO 64110

On Friday, August 16, the Truman Library is hosting a History Happy Hour event featuring one of the Truman Library’s archivists, Tammy K. Williams. This event takes place at the Truman Library Institute in Kansas City and will feature Williams exploring Bess Truman’s recipe box, including recipes that she gave out and received, food trends in the 1940s and 1950s, and some of the Truman family favorite foods and meals.

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