Temporary & Traveling Exhibits


Portraits of Courage

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honors the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans – and highlights the work of The Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative. Show more


A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors
Presented with funding from the Truman Library Institute

Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together 66 full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our Nation with honor since 9/11— and whom he has come to know personally.

The Military Service Initiative helps post-9/11 veterans and their families make a successful transition to civilian life and addresses issues of veteran wellness, including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

Portraits of Courage will be on exhibit at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum starting April 27, 2022. This special exhibition is included with general museum admission. Members are always admitted free of charge.

This special exhibition is made possible, in part, by the following individuals and organizations:

Hall Family Foundation; Cortney and Chris Barton; Mary and John Hunkeler; Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation; Bebe and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Cappy and Peter Powell; Katie and Clyde Wendel; JE Dunn Construction Company; Evergy; Cheryl and Billy Geffon; Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation – Peter W. Brown, Barton J. Cohen, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Donald Hall; Barbara and Allen Lefko; Speaks Chapels; M. Jeannine Strandjord; George Morris; and Allison and Scott Ward

Exhibit marking the Panama Canal's Centennial; organized and presented by the Truman Library Institute

Moving Mountains: The Panama Canal, Presidential Power, and the Dawn of the American Century

The exhibition is on display at the Truman Forum, located within the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. Show more

Presented by the Truman Library Institute

On Display at the Truman Forum Auditorium
Plaza Branch, Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO
Free Admission

To mark the centennial anniversary of the Panama Canal’s completion, the Truman Library Institute has created and launched an original exhibition highlighting the presidential past of the isthmian passageway. Moving Mountains: The Panama Canal, Presidential Power and the Dawn of the American Century draws on the rich history preserved in our nation’s presidential archives – including the Truman Library – to share a story which is much broader than the creation of the Panama Canal. It is the story of America itself and the underlying spirit of achievement that has made this nation great

Plan your next visit to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Members enjoy free Museum admission, not only at the Truman Library but at all Presidential Libraries of the National Archives.

Currently, advance timed-entry tickets are required for Museum entry.

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