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Monday, July 22, 2019
Free Admission

Final Weekend to Visit the Truman Library

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

July 22 is the last day to visit the Truman Library before it closes for a year-long renovation, so admission is FREE in honor of this final weekend July 20-22. Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Truman’s nomination to Vice President on July 21, celebrate the rise of our hometown president by visiting the museum one last time in its current iteration before it closes for a massive transformation.


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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Film Screening

‘All the President’s Men’ Film Screening

5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Screening

Pharaoh Cinema 4
114 W. Maple Ave.
Independence, MO 64050

The Presidents on the Big Screen series continues with American political thriller All the President’s Men, telling the exhilarating story of the journalists who broke the Watergate scandal. The 1976 Oscar-winning film follows young reporter Bob Woodward as he uncovers the controversy that took down Richard Nixon’s presidency.

The film will be shown at Pharaoh Cinema 4 in Independence. The screening is open to the public, and tickets cost $10. A free wine and dessert reception will precede the film at 5:30 p.m., and immediately following the film will be a brief Q&A session with Dan Lybarger and Lonita Cook of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle.

The Presidents on the Big Screen series is presented by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the Truman Library Institute and CinemaKC.


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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

    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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