Member Benefits

The Truman Library Institute is the member-supported, nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, one of 15 presidential libraries of the National Archives. Together with its federal partner, the Truman Library Institute draws on President Truman’s legacy to enrich the public understanding of history, the presidency and America’s unique form of government. This mission is achieved through world-class museum exhibits, research grants, public programming and nationally acclaimed education programs serving more than 50,000 students and teachers annually.

The Institute was founded  by President Truman himself in order to ensure that his presidential library flourish as a classroom for democracy, where young people, especially, might better understand the American presidency and the fundamental principles governing our democracy, while finding inspiration to choose lives of service and purpose. Annual memberships make this important mission possible, while providing great benefits all year long.

All Membership
Packages Include…

Free and unlimited Museum admission to America’s best presidential museum at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Free general admission at all of the Presidential Libraries of the National Archives

10% discount on Museum Store purchases made at the Truman Library

Priority notification of all major programs and events

Complimentary subscription to TRU Magazine

Recognition in TRU Magazine

Invitations to private, member-only events including Members Night at the Museum and the Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony

Discounts on education programs and priority booking in The White House Decision Center


Package Levels

Presidential Aide | $1,000

All Ambassador benefits, plus exclusive privileges available to our elite membership association, The Buck Stops Here Society

Ambassador | $500

All Diplomat benefits, plus a private tour of The White House Decision Center

Diplomat | $250

All Associate benefits, plus recognition on the Annual Donor Honor Roll

Associate | $120

All Family benefits, plus a special gift from the Truman Library Institute

Family | $50

2 membership cards
Free and unlimited museum admission for 4
DVD of Harry S. Truman by award-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim (one time gift for new and upgrading members)

Basic | $35

1 membership card
Free and unlimited museum admission for 2

Student/Teacher | $25

1 membership card
Free and unlimited museum admission for yourself

Because the Truman Library Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, your membership gift is tax-deductible!