Special Projects

Truman Statue Campaign

75 years after ascending to the presidency, Harry Truman is headed back to Washington. For nearly two decades, Missouri leaders have sought to secure a place for Truman – consistently ranked among our nation’s greatest leaders – in the National Statuary Hall Collection. Today, the dream is nearly a reality. Funding is being secured, final touches are being made to the 7½-foot sculpture, and the finished monument is expected to be unveiled in the U.S. Capitol in Spring 2022. Show more

A classroom for democracy Core Education Programs

Each year, the Truman Library Institute invests more than a half-million dollars in nationally acclaimed educational programs for schoolchildren and their teachers, who rely on our nation’s best presidential museum as an essential resource for history education. These programs help them to not only learn, but also embrace the study of history, government and the importance of civic engagement.   Show more

Your support helps open the doors to some of the greatest lessons in leadership our country has to offer, including The White House Decision Center, Guided Museum Tours, Educational Outreach Programs, Research Grants and Awards program, Teacher in-service training and workshops, the Summer Teacher Institute, and National History Day.

Truman’s legacy teaches students that by our values, decisions and investments, ordinary people can make and extraordinary difference. It’s why kids love Harry Truman – in him they can see their own potential for greatness.

Public Programs & Commemorative Events The Honorable Ike Skelton Veterans Day Program

Endowment opportunities and title sponsorship recognition is available

It can be argued that there would be no Truman Library, no President Truman, if there had been no Captain Harry.  For Harry Truman – and this is true for countless men and women – uniformed service changed the course of his life and set him on a path that eventually led to the White House. He rose to the world’s highest office but never forgot those whose service to our great country was offered in the trenches. Show more

Founded in 2012, the annual Veterans Day program at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is named in honor of Caption Harry Truman and Congressman Skelton, forever recognizing their passion and dedication to our nation’s active and retired military personnel.

Scholarships "The Bus Stops Here" Field Trip Grant Program 

Annual underwriting needed  $20,000+

The recent economic downturn has decimated local school districts’ budgets, which in turn has dramatically diminished teachers’ abilities to expose their students to valuable learning opportunities outside of their classrooms. Show more

In response, the Institute created The ‘Bus Stops Here’ Field Trip Grant Program. This program underwrites museum admission fees and program-related expenses so students may access exhibitions and educational programs, like Museum Tours, the White House Decision Center and the Truman Footlocker Program – all free of charge.

Sponsorships Museum Exhibitions

Various levels available starting at $5,000+

The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is home to more than 32,000 artifacts, 112,000 photographs, and 15,000,000 documents that chronicle the life and times our nation’s 33rd president.  Show more

Special exhibition underwriters provide the funds which enable the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum to continue presenting exciting temporary exhibits that complement our permanent exhibitions and make each visitor’s experience more compelling and informative. These exhibits further share chapters in Harry Truman’s life – stories that will help future generations understand and appreciate the high standard to which we should hold all of our nation’s leaders accountable.

For more information

For more information, please call the Development Office at 816.400.1214 or email kim.rausch@TrumanLibraryInstitute.org

Development Office
Truman Library Institute
5151 Troost Ave., Ste. 300
Independence, MO  64110