WILD ABOUT HARRY
RED WHITE AND TRU IS COMING TO YOU!
Join us from your living room on October 8 for the 21st annual Wild About Harry celebration. Virtual guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the Truman Library’s renovation and a front row seat for the presentation of the 2020 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award to General Jim Mattis, the 26th US Secretary of Defense, followed by a keynote address by A.J. Baime, author of The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World and Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul.
Whether you’re planning a private party for two or hosting a watch party for your table of ten, we encourage you to dress in your most patriotic attire, fill a glass with your favorite cocktail, and join us for an evening celebrating the 75th anniversary of Truman’s presidency.
HONOREE ★ GENERAL JIM MATTIS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ★ A.J. BAIME
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020 ★ 7PM CST
YOUR WILD! NIGHT AT HOME
A private streaming link will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.
HONORARY CHAIRS ★ MARNY AND JOHN SHERMAN
EVENT CHAIRS ★ CHARLOTTE KEMPER AND MINDY AND MEYER SOSLAND
Wild About Harry is the Truman Library Institute’s annual fundraiser benefiting the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. Now in its 21st year, Wild About Harry has raised more than $6 million in support of nationally-acclaimed education and outreach programs that foster civic learning and engagement. Proceeds benefit the Truman Library Institute’s mission to advance the legacy of America’s 33rd President. All sponsorships and tickets that were previously purchased will be honored on the new date.
General Jim Mattis
The 2020 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award will be presented to General Jim Mattis. Established in 2010, the award honors the enduring legacy of America’s 33rd President by recognizing individuals who have a sustained and distinguished record of serving our nation and its democratic ideals. Mattis served over 40 years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as NATO Supreme Allied Commander, and as Commander of U.S. Central Command comprised of 250,000 U.S. and Allied troops in combat across the Middle East and South Asia. Subsequently, he served as the 26th Secretary of Defense from January 2017 through December 2018.
To honor the 75th anniversary of Truman’s accession to the presidency, A.J. Baime, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World, will present the keynote address. Three of Baime’s books— The Accidental President, The Arsenal of Democracy and Go Like Hell— have been optioned for film or limited television series. Baime’s new book, Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul, was released on July 7. He has been a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal since 2010.