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News Releases

On Special Exhibit: “UPSET! Harry Truman and the 1948 Campaign” | May 15, 2024

    INDEPENDENCE, MO (May 15, 2024) – A new temporary exhibition, UPSET! Harry Truman and the 1948 Campaign, allows visitors to travel back in time to see how the most stunning surprise in U.S. presidential election history came about. The exhibit, which includes more than 100 artifacts, original political cartoons, interactive displays, diary entries, Read More Learn more

Steve Drummond Wins 2024 Truman Book Award for “The Watchdog” | April 25, 2024

KANSAS CITY, MO– Steve Drummond is the winner of the 2024 Harry S. Truman Book Award, the Truman Library Institute announced today. Drummond won for his 2023 book, The Watchdog: How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two (Hanover Square Press). The honor carries with it a $5,000 cash award. The Read More Learn more

President Truman Statue Installation to Be Unveiled in Brussels to Commemorate 75 Years of NATO  | April 1, 2024

Truman Library Institute, U.S. State Department, and Truman Hall to partner on the installation to celebrate Truman’s legacy BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — In commemoration of NATO’s 75th anniversary, the Truman Library Institute is partnering with the U.S. Department of State and Truman Hall, which houses the U.S. Mission to NATO, to install a statue of President Read More Learn more

2024 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award | February 26, 2024

  Former U.S. Senator Roy Blunt will receive the 2024 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award on April 18, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri. President Truman’s grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, will participate in the award ceremony, which will take place at the Truman Library Institute’s annual fundraising dinner, Wild About Harry! KANSAS CITY, Mo. Read More Learn more

Truman Civil Rights Symposium to Commemorate National 75th Anniversary of the Desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces July 26-28 in Washington, DC | June 27, 2023

Public event hosted by Truman Library Institute to honor Black veterans’ history of service and sacrifice and explore the legacy of President Truman’s watershed civil rights decision  Participants include Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force General CQ Brown, Jr.; U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan; U.S. Navy Adm. Michelle Howard (Ret.); U.S. Rep. Read More Learn more