News Releases

News Releases

Truman Library Institute Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Truman Presidency | April 1, 2020

The Harry S. Truman Library Institute and Harry S. Truman Library and Museum will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Truman Presidency with online initiatives and events throughout 2020 while construction continues on its $30-million museum transformation project. Learn more

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