Temporary & Traveling Exhibits


Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

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.

Portraits of Courage will be on exhibit at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum starting October 13, 2022. This special exhibition is included with general museum admission. During the run of this show, Members, U.S. Veterans and Active Military will be admitted free of charge.


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
Available for viewing during events presented in the Truman Forum Auditorium

To mark the centennial anniversary of the Panama Canal’s completion, the Truman Library Institute 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.