In the first presidential library to be created, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum pays tribute to the 33rd president of the United States and showcases where he conducted his political affairs. With two floors of exhibits, you'll learn about his life through a catalog of letters, photographs, and audio-visual documents. Draw on Truman's memoirs and oral interviews, which mark him not just as the President but also as a person. Take a peek at his 1947 diary, or sort through his his speeches which include details on the use of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, Japan. You can stand inside a room designed as a replica of the Oval Office as it appeared in 1950 and get the feeling of how Truman, with the help of his advisors, faced real-life historical decisions. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Independence holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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They closed in 2019 for renovations...and then Covid hit. Still closed in May 2021, and we were incredibly disappointed. If we’re ever this way again, we will definitely stop. more »
Harry Truman stepped up and finished WWII and used his humble beginnings as his foundation for leadership. He had an inspiring love story with his Bess. Visit their home just as they left it. Simple.... more »
Truman Library Closing For A Yearlong, $25 Million Expansion And Renovation. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence will shut its doors on July 23, 2019 and remain closed for approximately one year while it undergoes a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation. Its last day open to the public will be Monday, July 22.
Gave me a thorough and overwhelmingly favorable picture of the president but left room to raise questions and wonder about some aspects of his life and some of his presidential decisions. Perhaps particularly enjoyable if you grew up closer to that time or have a particular interest in history, the question of the use of the atomic bomb, social welfare programs, and popular culture especially during the early 1950s.
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