The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is currently under renovation. A new museum entrance and permanent exhibition are scheduled for a 2021 completion in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Truman’s ascension to the presidency. Check back here often for updates and sneak peeks before the grand reopening.


September 2019

The Thomas Hart Benton mural, Independence and the Opening of the West, is protected as demolition begins on the galleries and new museum entrance.

September 5, 2019

Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero, Missouri State Senator John Rizzo, the president’s grandson Clifton Truman Daniel, and Independence Mayor Eileen Weir officially break ground on the construction project.

August 2019

Artifacts, including the presidential limousine, are placed in storage and exhibits are decommissioned.

July 23, 2019

The Truman Library closes to the public to prepare for renovations.

June 2019

The Truman Library and Truman Library Institute announce a $25-million renovation of the Truman Library and share a fly-through video of the plans.