News Releases

News Releases

Truman Medal for Economic Policy to be Awarded to Janet Yellen | October 7, 2019

The 2019 Truman Medal for Economic Policy will be awarded to former Chair of the Federal Reserve Board Janet Yellen on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Learn more

Did You Meet President Truman? | September 10, 2019

The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is seeking firsthand accounts from local individuals who met Harry or Bess Truman. Highlights from these encounters may be featured in a video to be displayed in the museum’s new exhibit telling the story of Harry and Bess Truman’s lives once they returned to Independence following his presidency. Learn more

Truman Library Breaks Ground on $30 Million Transformation | September 5, 2019

A groundbreaking today marked the official start of construction on the largest renovation of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum since President Truman opened the facility in 1957. Learn more

Truman Library to Close for Major Renovation on July 22 | July 16, 2019

Monday, July 22, is the last day to visit the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum before it closes for approximately a year for a major renovation. The $25-million transformation is planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Truman becoming president in 1945. Learn more

Truman Library Honors Desegregation Anniversary with Free Program | July 10, 2019

Federal District Judge Richard Gergel Reflects on President Truman’s Racial Awakening INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is commemorating the 71st anniversary of President Truman issuing an executive order desegregating the armed forces with a special program that examines the event that led to the formation of the first presidential commission Read More Learn more